The Pandemic Is Bringing Back Single-Use Plastics in a Huge Way

For the past few years, people were increasingly conscious of the harmful impact of plastics on the environment, and as a concerned society, we were making efforts to discard unnecessary plastics out of our lives, specifically single-use plastics, products made to be used for a few minutes and then tossed away.

But now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has turned our lives topsy-turvy and also due to fear of viral transmission, single-use plastics are enjoying a comeback like never before.

The most obvious detriment to the environment is litter – people simply discarding their gloves, masks, hand-sanitizer bottles into the parking lot, beach, street, bay or wherever they find it most convenient. Flushing them down the drain leads to clogging in sewer systems, which lead to other environmental detriments. Overflowing trash cans, food wrappings and packages have added to the mess. Earlier the plastic bags that came loaded with the groceries were reused for various purposes like storing other items, wrappings or simply used in the trash bin to hold garbage. But now, due to increased fear of the virus, plastics that come with the purchased items are immediately discarded leading to a pile of waste that can suffocate the environment, if action is not taken immediately.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, many people consider purchasing tiny plastic bottles of hand sanitizers and then tossing them away once they are finished. Unconsciously, this is impacting the planet in a harsh way – due to frequent usage of hand sanitizer bottles, a lot of plastic waste is getting accumulated which needs to be taken seriously otherwise it can be threatening for the soil as well as marine life.

Also, due to prolonged staying at home, the laundry business has taken a boost. More and more clothes are washed every day with synthetic detergents that comprise harmful chemicals which are not biodegradable. When these synthetic elements make their way to oceans, they end up choking marine animals and poisoning many other forms of sea life.

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the plastic industry has really treated the Covid-19 emergency as an opportunity and is preying on people’s fear to scare them into believing that single-use plastic is the best way to stay safe.

Unlike disposable plastics, reusable bags and cups can be easily disinfected by washing with regular soap and hot water. Grocers might consider letting shoppers bag their own groceries so that shoppers can load them straight into bins or bags in their cars.

However, single-use packaging discarded carelessly and left to flutter around the environment, pose the bigger threat to public health (not to mention generate even more plastic pollution.)

Tangie’s waste-free products are a one-stop solution to all the atrocities that are happening to the environment. The hand-sanitizer is intricately crafted with the power of mother nature and kills 99% germs from your hands without the harmful chemicals! It is made with powerful plant ingredients to form an antiseptic that removes bacteria and germs from your hands and is safe to use for the entire family.

Tangie’s hand sanitizer comes in a glass bottle with an aluminium twist cap, which means no excessive plastic waste making it a plastic-free product. This 16-ounce bottle is intended to refill your existing dispensers. No plastic pumper included. Once you have used up the hand sanitizer, you can recycle the bottle and cap to store other stuff as well.

Say goodbye to your plastic bottle that is harming the climate and instead try out Tangie’s hand sanitizer glass bottle that will not only keep you safe but also the environment.

If you are worried about the synthetic chemicals contained in your detergents and laundry soaps – why not give a try to Tangie’s Laundry paste – This is a paste concentrate-to-liquid formulation you dissolve at home using your own water and your own container. Refill your same container forever! Each waste free laundry detergent bar dilutes to make enough liquid, plastic-free laundry soap to wash up to 256 loads. You can refill the same container and drastically reduce your plastic-waste at home. No more fretting over the destruction caused to the environment.

Every giant leap begins with a single step. Let’s join hands in conserving our planet and making it a better place for generations to come!

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