Resurgence of single-use plastics amid coronavirus crisis has environmentalists worried

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The resurgence of single-use plastics during the coronavirus pandemic — N95 masks, plastic gloves and plastic shopping bags that were once banned in several cities and states but have returned out of necessity — has environmentalists worried about future effects.

Many of those items are now beginning to show up in fields, lakes, rivers and oceans around the world, and they’re adding to the roughly 300 million tons of plastic waste the United Nations said is produced every year.

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