COVID-19 Has Worsened the Ocean Plastic Pollution Problem
We think we know what single-use plastic looks like. People make great efforts to avoid, re-use or recycle it. And now, in addition to the bottles, boxes and bags, there is an ocean of COVID-19 PPE to contend with. A drastic increase in use of masks and gloves, plus a decline in recycling programs, is threatening the health of the seas.