Consumption of plastics doubles in Myanmar amid pandemic: environmental group

According to Thant Myanmar, the consumption of plastic has doubled during the Covid-19 pandemic in Myanmar.

Ma The Su Aye, manager of Thant Myanmar’s Rural Waste Management, told DMG that the increase was due to the increasing use of plastics, which are currently being used during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the ease of transport and packaging.

“People were aware of the dangers of plastic before the Covid-19 pandemic, but when it comes to Covid-19, which has seen fatalities, people are more concerned about the plastic than the pandemic. For example, in quarantine centres, patients are fed with foam bottles,” she added.

Development Media Group