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Italy produced 10 per cent less garbage during its coronavirus lockdown, but environmentalists warn that increased reliance on disposable masks and packaging is imperilling efforts to curb single-use plastics that end up in oceans and seas.
Italian researchers estimate that during the peak months of Italy’s lockdown in March and April, urban waste production fell by 500,000 tonnes.
That decrease is enabling dumps in Italy — where trash collection in major cities has often become a hot-button p…

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