Protect Each Other, Protect the Environment
Through this global pandemic wearing a mask was and still is a life saving responsibility for each one of us. During this time our emotions were challenged whether we should wear a mask or not. People’s tempers flared when confronted if they were not wearing a mask and often the results ended in violence. As I walked in the streets among masked people I really missed seeing a friendly smile but a nod of the head made me happy. Soon the mask became a fashion statement. Different designs and colored masks could be seen everywhere on people’s and children’s faces. My concern now is what will happen to our environment, the oceans, parks, beaches, rivers, and streets when the pandemic is over and the masks become waste?