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Greener PPE: Inventors tackle COVID-19 plastic waste mountain

Greener PPE: Inventors tackle COVID-19 plastic waste mountain

EMMA BATHA FROM surgical masks and gloves to disposable hospital gowns and aprons, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a mountain of plastic medical waste that is polluting the land and sea – alarming doctors and environmentalists alike. One young entrepreneur in Mexico has now invented a range of reusable PPE (personal protective equipment) she hopes will stop tonnes of single-use medical wear ending up in landfills, incinerators and waterways – and save hospitals a fortune.from Tamara Chayo said disposable PPE not only caused environmental damage, but could spread the virus which survives up to three days on plastics – a…
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