Discarded gloves and masks could spread COVID-19

Seeing people wearing masks and gloves to protect themselves from COVID-19 is becoming a normal everyday occurrence.

But it’s creating a shocking amount of waste in places like Vancouver that could have potentially germ-spreading results.

Used discarded rubber gloves, masks and disinfectant wipes are being tossed carelessly in parking lots, sidewalks and downtown streets.


Video Journalist / Vancouver

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.

1 thought on “Discarded gloves and masks could spread COVID-19

  1. Not enough trash bins in public spaces…why are people walking outside? We’re home here in MidAtlantic area!

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