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Masks, gloves, PPEs and the plastic conundrum we need a solution to

The plastic ban in India, which had just started to take effect, has been substantially derailed given current needs and with enforcement systems looking the other way.

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plastic waste | Coronavirus | plastic pollution

Meghna Chadha  |  New Delhi 

Masks, gloves, personal protective equipment (PPEs), body bags — the Covid-19 crisis has brought plastic into our lives like never before, threatening to undo years of progress on plastic pollution and triggering fresh health concerns. Before the pandemic, a war was being waged against single-use plastics.

Consumers were becoming mindful of the need to reduce its usage and corporations were criticised for being major contributors to plastic pollution. Many nations were considering a ban. “The pandemic is causing a resurgence of plastic-linked waste in three forms: ...

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First Published: Fri, June 19 2020. 22:02 IST
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