Coronavirus: Disposable face masks pose serious environment threat - How to deal with it

Face masks, gloves, face shields have become a pivotal part of our lives. They have become a symbol of resistance against the coronavirus. In India, the states too have made covering the face with masks a mandatory exercise to check the spread of the virus. Those not complying with the order face a heavy penalty. There is evidence to back the theory that masks can curb the spread of the virus. While people are adapting to the new normal, there has been a surge in the demand for face masks worldwide. Frontline Covid warriors and people employed in the essential services have relied on plastic-based, single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and gowns to shield themselves from the coronavirus. The result has been a quickly growing mountain of plastic waste.

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