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Disposable plastic face masks found effective for 40 hours of use

Issue 598: Disposable face masks used during the COVID-19 pandemic limited viral transmission but created a plastic waste disposal problem. This study explored whether single use masks remain effective if worn multiple times with or without washing.

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Single-use plastics: press release

With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules.