Tales from the dump: the new snot rag

I went for a walk the other day, not a long walk, but on a route I hadn’t walked for a few days. Along the way I picked up over a dozen discarded face masks and the same number of wads of tissue, which I will just call snot rags, because I assume people have blown their nose into some tissues and then just thrown them on the ground. Throwing both away, as a lot of people seem to do, is hardly a hygienic practice and both are a form of litter and hazardous biological waste.