With COVID-19 came opportunistic marketing for the plastics industry, resulting in people all over the world using more single-use stuff under the misguided notion that it is “safer.”
This summer, over 115 health experts from around the world signed onto an evidence-based statement to validate the truth behind safe sustainability: Reusables are safe during a virus outbreak. In this episode, we speak with some of the organizers and signatories of this Health Expert Statement about why it’s so important to dispel the myths and misconceptions – for personal and public health, the planet, and for environmental justice.
Featuring UPSTREAM’s own Miriam Gordon, Michele Okoh of Duke University, Dr. Anthony Panzera of American University, and Michelle Nowlin from Duke as well.
How the zero waste movement can stay resilient through a pandemic with ecotoxicologist Jane Muncke & UPSTREAM’s Matt Prindiville