Please Stop Throwing Your Used Gloves And Masks On The Ground

Brittany Wong

People are increasingly wearing gloves and masks in public, in order to protect themselves and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Apparently, though, those gloves and masks need to come with proper disposal directions. Everywhere you look in America, it seems, there are discarded gloves and masks in streets and parking lots, left behind by people who couldn’t be bothered to find a nearby trash bin.

In Los Angeles, they’re scattered in parking lots of markets like Whole Foods, waiting for some already-exhausted employee to have to pick them up. 

They’re tossed aside in parking lots in Orlando, Florida, too. 

In Charlottesville, Virginia, local meteorologist David Reese found multiple pairs of gloves in the parking lot of his local Kroger.

In New England, someone abandoned their gloves in a cart at Costco, leaving an employee to fish them out and sanitize the cart before it could be used again.

It got so bad in New York City over the weekend, that Ryan McKenzie, a restauranteur who lives in Manhattan, began cleaning it up.

“I couldn’t believe what I saw so I went to the store and bought a grabber and for the last two...

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