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This Biodegradable COVID Test Seeks to Mitigate Plastic Waste

Article-This Biodegradable COVID Test Seeks to Mitigate Plastic Waste

Image by Robert Kneschke - Adobe Stock COVID-19

At the beginning of the year, one billion single-use plastic covid tests were ordered by the Biden administration.

This is approximately 11,000 tons of plastic for the U.S. alone, without counting the tens of millions of tests purchased outside of the massive one carried out by the U.S. administration.

Now two years into the pandemic these tests have become a point of conversation in the waste world as people work to discover a rapid COVID test with less impact on our landfills. Eco-Flo by o Morrama. Jo Barnard is designed to mitigate the plastic COVID test waste issue.

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