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Coronavirus is Causing a Flurry of Plastic Waste. Campaigners Fear It May Be Permanent

May 4, 2020 By Rob Picheta CNN
All of the defining images of the coronavirus pandemic seem to feature one thing: plastic. Surgical masks, gloves, protective equipment, body bags — the Covid-19 crisis has spurred a rapid expansion in the production of desperately-needed plastic products, with governments racing to boost their stockpiles and regular citizens clamoring for their share of supplies.