PPE: The next big single-use plastic problem

Billions of items of personal protective equipment have been bought by the UK government and the general public in response to the coronavirus pandemic. David Burrows asks whether Covid-19 has killed off public and political impetus to tackle plastic pollution

by David Burrows
Plastic has become a “lifesaver” in the fight against Covid-19 but there have also been consequences for the environment
Plastic has become a “lifesaver” in the fight against Covid-19 but there have also been consequences for the environment

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