Masks are being cast off and left for others to deal with, and that is unacceptable, writes Barry Cameron. (Contributed photos)

LETTERS: Mask dumpers taken to task

Why bother to wear a mask if you’re going to drop it on the ground?


Re: Shoreline cleanup tackles beach ‘yuckies,’ PAN, Aug. 27

Come on everyone, really.

As if pop and beer cans/bottles, discarded cups and food cartons along with all that other “yucky” trash that poor little Leanna, Connor, and their mother are finding aren’t bad enough, now I find that people are discarding used “face masks” on the promenade, parking lots, and along the beachfront, as well as in the grass picnic areas.

I realize that it’s only a small percentage of people who do this. But why on earth would you go to the “trouble” of putting on and wearing a face mask in the first place, only to drop it on the ground so that my young grandson, or someone’s son or daughter, could pick it up? Give your head a shake!

Oh, and no need to worry about those masks we discovered.

My three-year-old grandson, Felix, and I have very carefully disposed of them for you in the proper manner.

For, like Mrs. Wurz and her children, I am trying very hard to teach him the simple lesson of taking care of the environment around him. After all, it is our – and all of your – backyard, too.

Barry Cameron, White Rock

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