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