Single-use plastic bans delayed on coronavirus concerns

On March 23, 2020, Argus Media reported that “… A number of US state and local governments have taken steps to temporarily reverse or delay implementation of single-use plastic bans out of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. The delays are in response to concerns that reusable bags and containers carry more risk of spreading the virus than single-use items, which are designed to be used once and thrown away …” – For example “… The enforcement of New York state's ban on single-use plastic bags, which went into effect on 1 March, has now been delayed until at least 15 May … [and the governor of New Hampshire on March 21] issued an emergency order requiring grocery stores to temporarily transition to the use of single-use paper or plastic bags instead of reusable bags …” #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging #PlasticPackaging