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The plastic pandemic: COVID-19 has accelerated plastic pollution, but there is a cure

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Scientists document how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated already overwhelming levels of plastic pollution on the planet. They emphasize that “there are solutions to the global plastic pollution crisis,” and “companies and governments must be held accountable for the sale of single-use plastics and move towards a net plastic reduction and then a single-use plastic elimination strategy” with simultaneous removal of plastics from the environment.

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