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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 



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PPEs have also become an additional threat to the oceans. A 2017 study found that around 90 per cent of all the plastic in the world’s oceans flows through just 10 rivers. Eight of these are in Asia, and the remaining two in Africa.

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 and triggering fresh health concerns.

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

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