The COVID-19 pandemic and single-use plastic waste in households: A preliminary study.

  title={The COVID-19 pandemic and single-use plastic waste in households: A preliminary study.},
  author={Walter Leal Filho and Amanda Lange Salvia and Aprajita Minhas and Arminda do Paço and Celia Dias-Ferreira},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
The Coronavirus pandemic promoted an unprecedented change in consumption habits, especially as lockdowns contributed to the increase in online shopping and in delivery services. One of the consequences is the substantial amounts of plastic waste produced, which can undermine the efforts to reduce plastic pollution. In this context, this commentary explores, as a preliminary study, the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic in relation to single-use plastic waste in households by means of an… 
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