As new COVID-19 variants emerge that are potentially more contagious, specialists say that masks are more important than ever because they will lower the spread of the virus regardless of the variant.
In many ways, the U.S. was on the verge of slaying the plastics dragon before the coronavirus hit. Major legislation banning single-use plastic was close to being signed, both federally and locally. But once the the virus became a pandemic, decades of hard work turning consumers away from single-use plastics went down the drain. For a tanking oil industry, the paranoia and lack of clear information around the virus was seen as a major lifeline — and plastic was the answer. We take a look at the damage that is being done to the oceans – and whether that damage is reversible. #PlasticWaste#PPE#Coronavirus Subscribe for more videos: https://ajplus.co/subscribe Sign up for subtext, our newsletter about the people and movements driving change in our society: https://ajplus.co/ekdv4 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajplus/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus