Environmentally, there have been some small glimmers of light over recent weeks, such as CO2 emissions drastically falling, however there are also worrying signs of backward steps because of coronavirus. One such example is the use of single use plastic bags. In the UK the 5p charge on bags has been halted (albeit temporarily) and in America the industry is using the coronavirus to try and block laws prohibiting single use plastic, stating that re-usable shopping bags can carry harmful germs. With massive growth in food delivery, the volume of single-use plastic risks going through the roof. Whilst safety and hygiene must be the priority, that doesn’t mean we should rush back to products we know we can work without.
Coronavirus and plastics: Are we headed back towards single-use?
Apr 3, 2020