Plastics and the Pandemic
We’ve Become Less Mindful of the Footprints We Leave Behind
If there is one certainty these days, it’s that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we navigate the world. As we become more mindful of how we can become vectors of disease spread, we’ve become less mindful of the footprints we leave behind, in particular with our plastic footprints. Now that global society is prioritizing sterilized items above all else, more plastic gloves than ever end up in the trash after a trip to the grocery store, more plastic cutlery is disposed of after a single sitting, and more “insert single-use item here” is disregarded at first drop for fear that it is now contaminated.