Used PPE thrown out in streets underscores new littering issue

CBS4
April 7, 2020
By Courtney Crown

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Viewers’ pictures and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful volunteers’ accounts show a frustrating problem growing around the city. It appears people are tossing their used gloves, wipes and masks on the ground after using them.

“The littering behavior itself doesn’t change, just kind of the item that’s being littered seems to have changed,” Ashley Haynes explained.

Haynes is the director of marketing for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. She said her organizations’ volunteers and those working with Keep America Beautiful are noticing the issue of littering gloves and masks.

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