The global coronavirus pandemic has thrown our daily routine into disarray. Billions are housebound, social contact is off-limits and an invisible virus makes up look at the outside world with suspicion. No surprise, then, that sustainability and the climate movement aren’t exactly a priority for many these days. We don’t have to abandon our green habits during the crisis, but some might have to be adapted for the foreseeable future as we continue to learn about COVID-19 and how this new disease spreads. Read more: Corona stimulus plans overlook ‘historic’ chance for climate crisis The following, while not official medical advice, is based on the latest information from health authorities in Germany, the United States, the European Union and the World Health Organization. It should be considered along with the official recommendations that have stressed the importance of maintaining distance and staying home, if possible — and, of course, proper hand-washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Are foods wrapped in plastic safer? People tend to view packaged foods as being cleaner and safer to consume, and research firm BloombergNEF pointed out in a mid-March report that “concerns around food hygiene due to COVID-19 could increase plastic packaging… Read full this story
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