‘Masked Britain’ is a collection of images illustrating the environmental impact of the careless discarding of disposable face masks used during the Covid-19 pandemic. Increasingly these single use blue masks have become as endemic in my local environment as the virus they’re meant to protect us from. The masks and the plastics contained in them will live in the environment for years to come, many migrating to our rivers and oceans. Please dispose of your masks thoughtfully.
Each mask was photographed exactly as it was found. During the pandemic it’s estimated more than 50 million masks are thrown out each day in the UK.
See the growing collection. All images ©Adrian Lyon