Lateral flow tests: Should I recycle the plastic?

Researchers estimate the UK’s lateral move testing programme has produced sufficient plastic waste to fill 200,000 bathtubs or 19 Olympic swimming swimming pools.

Scientists on the Vitality and Atmosphere Institute on the College of Hull argue as soon as we discovered that Covid-19 unfold extra by the air than by way of surfaces, the UK authorities ought to have began recycling checks to keep away from pointless plastic air pollution.

The federal government says it is already made adjustments to make the checks extra sustainable. However ought to we’ve been recycling our lateral move check kits?

BBC Well being reporter Laura Foster, who collected the waste from all her lateral move checks, explains the state of affairs in two minutes.


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