Can Plastic Waste Management Be a Novel Solution in Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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Constantinou, A., S.M, A-S. and Mohammed, S. E-E. (2020). Can Plastic Waste Management Be a Novel Solution in Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Waste Management and Research.
AuthorsConstantinou, A., S.M, A-S. and Mohammed, S. E-E.
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The year 2020, has been noted to be of major calamity the world over, where majority of efforts in research and development are dedicated towards combating the threat of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Ever since the announcement of COVID-19 as a pandemic, such efforts where dedicated towards the research of its spread and vaccination. Yet still, the world might reach to a resolution via an environmental solution that various entities have overlooked with a plethora of environmental benefits visa ve waste management. In this short communication, the possibility of using plastic solid waste (PSW) as a substrate to employ copper, and copper alloys and their nanocomposite nanopowders to be used as permanent surface protective coats, is presented. The fact that we present such materials to be of waste origin is an added value advantage to their beneficial advantage of developing various commodities and products that could be used in our daily lives. Furthermore, the fact that such recylate materials are susceptible to anti-viral properties and chemicals, is an added value that we should not neglect.

Year2020
JournalWaste Management and Research
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN0734-242X
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Deposited17 Nov 2020
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