Does COVID-19 mean single-use everything?
Jul 31, 2020
Early in the pandemic, public health experts worried that reusable items could spread the virus from one individual to another through contaminated surfaces — a fear the plastics industry seemed happy to encourage. Dozens of state and local governments suspended or delayed regulations that banned or disincentivized single-use plastics. Then, as food-service establishments began to reopen, many public health agencies recommended or required the use of disposable items.