July 1, 2022

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Environmentalists fear increase in plastic pollution amid coronavirus pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted, among other things, the fight to limit single-use plastics and plastic pollution. Bans on plastic bags in some cities and states were overturned, and N95 masks, plastic gloves and other items are turning up in fields, lakes rivers and oceans. Roxana Saberi speaks to two environmentalists about the harm they think this is causing.

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