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Thailand’s plastic waste problem is getting worse as people throw away takeout containers, face masks, and gloves

Thailand's plastic waste problem is getting worse as people throw away takeout containers, face masks, and gloves

-Plastic waste, including discarded takeout containers, masks, and gloves, shot up 62% in Bangkok since the coronavirus pandemic broke out.

-Thailand is one of five countries, along with Indonesia, the Philippines, China, and Vietnam, that produce half of the plastic in the world's oceans.

-But the pandemic pollution problem isn't limited to just Thailand — coronavirus-related litter is washing up all around the world.
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