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After coronavirus, are we heading towards a pandemic of plastic pollution? | The Times of India

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Plastic pollution, which has always been a major global concern increased during these past four months of lockdown. Before the outbreak of this disease, several steps were taken to curb the use of single-use plastic, which ends up sitting in the ocean. Government banned plastic bags and encouraged people to use paper or reusable products.

But due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the use of plastic has increased beyond imagination. In the current scenario, plastic is playing an important role in protecting people from the deadly virus, especially frontline workers. But, plastic face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer bottles, which are some of the common essential items to protect against the virus, have increased the burden of plastic waste.



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