Don’t let this pandemic ruin the fight against single-use plasticsPosted on March 28, 2020 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
It is imperative that we not let one crisis turn into another. Large corporations are notorious for exploiting times of crisis to push forward their own agendas, and people tend to be less critical, less prone to carefully-weighed analysis, when they’re struggling just to get by. Now’s the time to do proper research, to understand that the material matters less than the way it’s handled, and that we can still be safe and healthy while shopping responsibly with our own bags and bins that have been thoroughly sanitized. While some businesses may place temporary restrictions on this, now is not the time to take plastic bag bans off the table and retract progressive bills that were making a real difference.
This virus pandemic will be over one day, but unless we change our lifestyles the plastics epidemic will still be here being pushed by corporations seeking profits over human health.