Plastic waste release caused by COVID-19 and its fate in the global ocean

Plastic waste release caused by COVID-19 and its fate in the global ocean

SignificancePlastic waste causes harm to marine life and has become a major global environmental concern. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for single-use plastic, intensifying pressure on this already out-of-control problem. This work shows that more than eight million tons of pandemic-associated plastic waste have been generated globally, with more than … Read more

COVID-19 modelling not yet complete despite release of roadmap, SA Premier Steven Marshall concedes

A COVID testing station sign with a truck passing in the background on the other side of the road

South Australia’s Premier has admitted that not all of the modelling underpinning the state’s COVID-19 roadmap has so far been received by health authorities and the state government.Key points:SA will significantly relax border restrictions on November 23The opposition is urging the government to release modelling used as the basis for the planPremier Steven Marshall conceded some … Read more