The DKI Jakarta Provincial Environmental Agency noted that mask waste during the Covid-19 pandemic reached more than 859.71 kilograms (kg). The use of disposable masks is known to have increased since the corona virus pandemic.
“During this pandemic period, 859.71 kg of used masks have been collected from households,” said Head of the DKI Jakarta LH Service, Andono Warih, in his statement, Thursday (12/11).
Andono said his party had collected and sorted various household wastes, such as masks, to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
His party has also collaborated with a B3 waste processor to destroy this type of waste.
“There is a special trash can. It will be destroyed,” Andono said.
Jakarta is still the province with the highest number of positive cases in all of Indonesia, even though the entire capital city is in the orange zone status or is at moderate risk of contracting the corona virus.
DKI Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan, said that the capital city was not safe from the spread of the corona virus even though it was no longer the Covid-19 red zone.