The Covid-19 pandemic requires us to continue to apply health protocols. One of them is wearing a mask.
The use of disposable masks is an option for some people because it is considered easy and practical. Disposable masks should only be used once, then after use they must be processed immediately for disposal.
(Tips for disposing of disposable masks/Photo: pexels.com/Polina Tankilevitch)
Many of us are still ignorant and indifferent after using a mask. Disposable masks should be disposed of properly. Unfortunately, there are still many who do not know how to properly dispose of masks.
The Head of the Communication and Public Service Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Widyawati said that all people should pay attention to the stages and ways of disposing of masks after use in order to avoid the potential for transmission and misuse of masks.
It can’t be careless, here’s how to dispose of a good mask
Please note that disposable masks can actually cause problems for the environment because they can pollute sewers, rivers, and beaches. Therefore, you should pay attention to how to properly dispose of disposable masks and start applying them. Beauties, here are some tips on disposing of masks. Come on!
1. Collecting Masks
(How to properly dispose of masks – Collecting masks in one place/Photo: pexels.com/Karolina Grabowska)
Disposable masks can only be used once, but disposable masks cannot be thrown away because they must be processed first. Therefore, to reduce the health risks caused by the waste of single-use masks, the Ministry of Health made a guide for collecting single-use masks to be disposed of in a clean and closed place.
2. Disinfect the mask before throwing it away
(How to properly dispose of a mask – Disinfect it/Photo: pexels.com/Tara Winstead)
After the masks are collected, disinfect the disposable masks that will be thrown away. Disinfection can be done by soaking the masks that have been collected and ready to be disposed of in a disinfectant solution or bleach.
3. Changing the Shape of the Mask
(How to properly dispose of a mask – Changing the shape of the mask/Photo: pexels.com/Polina Tankilevitch)
Masks that have been used should be reshaped before being thrown away. This method is done so that no person misuses masks or recycles masks that have been used.
Changing the shape of the mask can be cut or torn, then after that put the used masks that have been collected into a plastic container that is tight or safe.
4. Throw in the Trash
(How to properly dispose of a mask – Throw it in the trash/Photo: pexels.com/Polina Tankilevitch)
The best option for disposing of masks is to throw them in the trash. Do not burn or throw it into rivers or sewers because it will cause environmental pollution. It is better to dispose of the mask in a transparent plastic bag to make it easier for medical staff to process the waste.
5. Wash Your Hands After Disposing Of The Mask
(How to properly dispose of masks – Washing hands after disposing of masks/Photo: pexels.com/Sora Shimazaki)
After all the processes are done, don’t forget to clean your hands by washing your hands or using hand sanitizer to maintain hand hygiene.
Beauties, those are some ways to dispose of disposable masks that need to be considered and applied. Don’t forget to always obey the health protocols!
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