Walking around Portland I was shocked how many masks I saw...and not on people.

 

I'm not a big fan of littering. Never have been. I've always found it to be just plain lazy. With plastic bags, it became such a problem that you now have to pay a nickle to have the bag to help cut down on how many are flying around. But now, after seeing at least a dozen masks on the ground, I'm wondering - are masks the new plastic bag? Will we get a nickle for everyone we turn in? Because I would have made some change!

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This mask was found on Commercial Street in Portland. But wait...there's more.

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Down Commercial Street heading up Munjoy Hill, here's yet another one. I started thinking that maybe it just fell off, or out of a pocket. But there were too many. And not all the crappy blue ones. Some looked homemade.

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Near the Eastern Prom this was one that looks homemade. Want to walk Back Cove? Be prepared to see a lot of masks along the way...like this one.

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Or this one...

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Or the other 6 masks I saw...

Why? I won't even get into the whole wear it / don't wear it debate that sparks WAY too much passion. If you choose to wear a mask, hang onto it, or throw it away properly.