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Oceans fall victim to COVID as masks end up as litter

Recent UN studies unmask worsening plastic pollution in Asia and elsewhere

TOKYO -- Mountains of disposable face masks and gloves used to protect against the novel coronavirus are being dumped into rivers and oceans around the world, causing serious damage to fisheries and ecosystems.

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