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Increased plastic pollution due to COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges and recommendations

By September 10, 2020No Comments

When thinking of the coronavirus pandemic, our health and that of friends, family and neighbours most likely come to mind and the impact it has had on our daily lives. However, much less attention has been paid to the environmental impact of the global lockdown measures. This research article provides a comprehensive overview of both the positive and negative effects of lockdown measures on the environment, including a rise in plastic pollution. Potential strategies are discussed, reflecting the need for a balance between public health and environmental safety.

Increased plastic pollution due to COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges and recommendations