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1.6 Billion Disposable Masks Entered Our Oceans In 2020

By Tyler Durden Following the World Health Organization’s formal declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world quickly mandated the use of face masks in public spaces. This led to a massive demand shock, prompting factories to begin producing disposable masks at full capacity. The majority of these masks were produced in China, and in April 2020, the country reported a staggering daily production figure of 450 million masks. Plastic Pollution: A Lesser Known Side Effect In Ocean…

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