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COVID-19. circular economy

Masks: Towards a circular economy

Face masks are part of our daily lives during the pandemic. Many are made from plastics and designed to be used just once, which means thousands of tonnes of extra waste going to landfill. Masks may help stop the spread of coronavirus. But if everyone in Australia used a single-use mask every day for a year, it would create 25,000 tonnes of contaminated waste and 22,000 tonnes of plastic packaging. Masks may also be a source of harmful microplastic fibres ...
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