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25k Tons of Pandemic-related Plastic Waste Now in the Ocean: Research

25k Tons of Pandemic-related Plastic Waste Now in the Ocean: Research

From: The Hill

A recent study found that more than 25,000 tons of pandemic-related plastic waste leaked into the ocean while 8 million tons of plastic waste were created globally.

Personal protective equipment like masks and gloves from the COVID-19 pandemic were mismanaged as there was too much waste for countries to properly process the materials, according to a study entitled “Plastic waste release caused by COVID-19 and its fate in the global ocean” published in the online journal PNAS. 

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