As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to spread, we all are grappling with its impact on our local communities and the world, and we grieve with those who have lost loved ones.
Public health experts advise self-quarantine and, if necessary to go out, to keep six-feet of physical distance from others to help slow down the spread of this disease. This is in an effort to flatten the curve of infection and lessen the impact on our health care systems.
We have seen communities supporting each other in many new and old ways over the past few weeks. We have seen global carbon emissions fall and opportunities to advocate for new systems of care for the health of us all.
Plastic Pollution Coalition will continue advocating for a world free of plastic pollution for the health of animals, humans, waterways, oceans, and the environment.
We remain unswerving in our work to reduce single-use plastics–specifically for non-medical use that may become a vehicle of virus transmission and cause worsening global plastic pollution.
It’s important to remember that using more single-use plastic disposables during this time increases your exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals that are toxic to our own health and that of younger generations.
What can you do?
Keep calm and properly wash your reusables on a regular basis.
Protect yourself using these recommendations from the World Health Organization.
Contact Us: Tell us your ideas on how to come together during this time. We need your voice and support.
Looking for resources? Discover a wealth of information on plastic pollution and curriculum for children of all ages, including links to show educational videos, music, art projects, and feature documentary films.
We are all in this together, and we will get through this with each other’s help and care.