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Coronavirus Plastic Waste Polluting the Environment

Over a month into the lockdown and the usually bustling streets of Kalamata, a Greek city southwest of Athens traditionally known for its olives, are largely empty. As in the rest of Greece, residents of the coastal city are allowed out only in strict circumstances, including for short exercise and grocery shopping. But discarded gloves, wipes and bottles of sanitizer are strewn across parks, sidewalks and roads, as people try to protect themselves and others from infection. The problem isn't confined to the small Greek city. Similar waste is causing problems in bigger metropolises such as New York and London.  Read more....

 

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