Masks and other medical products have often ended up in the oceans. Photo: Shutterstock
Masks and other medical products have often ended up in the oceans. Photo: Shutterstock

Covid-19 ‘has created 8.4 million tonnes of mismanaged plastic waste’

  • Waste from hospitals, PPE, testing and related shopping worsens ‘already out-of-control global plastic waste problem’, scientists say
  • Asia is the biggest source of plastic waste reaching the environment, with a proportion exceeding its share of infections, study finds

Topic |   China science
Masks and other medical products have often ended up in the oceans. Photo: Shutterstock
Masks and other medical products have often ended up in the oceans. Photo: Shutterstock
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