Why single-use plastic doesn't save us from Corona

May 20, 2020 6 min read

WHY DISPOSABLE PLASTIC DOESN'T SAVE US FROM CORONA

Concern of how to face the Coronavirus protect can currently employ many. Unfortunately, some manufacturers of polluting Products to use this concern to market their product and underline its supposed usefulness. That’s happening to him right now Plastic plastic , although we have already made such a big step towards sustainability together! We want to show you that Reusable products even in times of one pandemic are the better choices.


How the plastics industry is using the crisis

Unfortunately, there has already been a postponement of the planned in some US states due to the influence of the plastics industry Laws banning some plastic products . A letter from the Plastic Industry Association reached the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Food and Drug Administration , in which it was asked to publish that single-use plastic in e.g. shopping bags is a hygienic way to protect against virus infections and that reusable products accelerate the spread. Interestingly, one of the studies cited in the letter was funded by the American Chemistry Council, a trade association that represents the plastics and chemicals industries.

The EU Commission was also supported by the European Plastic Converters asked the professional association of European plastics processors to postpone the law that came into force in 2021 to ban some single-use plastic products and / or to exempt certain products from them. Fortunately, however, it was on the part of the Commissiondeclined .


The argument is unfounded - plastic products in everyday life are not more hygienic

On the contrary: new onesStudies er showed that the virus survived twice as long on plastic as on e.g. cardboard and seven times longer than on copper. Anotherstudy ergot that Plastic the surface is on which the virus survived the longest . If you use reusable products, you always clean them anyway. You don't do that with plastic products, which offers a high chance that there will be Germs can be found.

In general, however, it is already proven that the virus is spread through the air and you get infected this way, instead of using the reusable cup or lunch box. TheFederal Institute for Risk Assessment knows so far not a single case where the virus about objects or food was transferred.

In addition, the entire manufacturing process of plastic is harmful to the environment and health. about 12,000 chemicals are used for food packaging, which is very harmful to our health in the long term.


Why reusable products like HALM are still safe

Our glass drinking straws are very easy to clean as it has a temperature of up to 200 degrees Celsius withstand - flu viruses like the corona virus cannot do that. The inside diameter is big enough to let the water pass the glass drinking straw in the dishwasher rinse completely can. HALM drinking straws are therefore made perfectly cleaned and there is no risk of infection.

The coronavirus is of one Lipid layer surrounded, for which it is proven that theyare sensitive to fat-dissolving substances such as alcohols and tensides. These are in Soaps and dishwashing detergents contain. For the related SARS virus, it was found in a laboratory test that cleaning a surface / cutlery etc. with commercially available detergent for 5 minutes at room temperature makes the virus inactive. That said, the hotter and longer the better - dishwashers are capable of using 60 degrees Celsius to rinse and therefore make a Inactivation of the virus for sure.

Our glass drinking straws help to avoid the plastic problem by having HALM through the sale of each setworldwide projects to remove waste from the environment promotes .


What can we really do to avoid becoming infected??

Coronavirus Plastikverbot verschieben hygiene info

Careful and considerate behavior can prevent the spread of the virus, not the use of disposable cups, cutlery or packaging. It really helps that

Touch of the eyes, nose and mouth avoid , not in the direction of fellow men and not in the hand sneeze or to to cough get your hands right to wash , Safety distances adhere to and generally respect other people. Despite the unlikely infection via this route, objects and surfaces should be cleaned after contact and reusable products clean with hot water and soap (best in dishwasher because it can reach the temperature that kills bacteria..

 

The use of single-use plastic in our everyday lives is not a means against the virus and reusable plastic does not increase its spread. We should not allow the spread of more unnecessary single-use plastic and we shouldn't give too much credence to the arguments in favor of single-use.


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Concern of how to face the Coronavirus protect can currently employ many. Unfortunately, some manufacturers of environmentally harmful Products to use this concern to market their product and underline its supposed usefulness. That’s happening to him right now Plastic plastic , although we have already taken such a big step towards sustainability together! We want to show you that Reusable products even in times of one pandemic are the better choices.


How the plastics industry is using the crisis

Unfortunately, there has already been a postponement of the planned ones in some US states due to the influence of the plastics industry Laws banning some plastic products . A letter from the Plastic Industry Association reached the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Food and Drug Administration , in which it was asked to publish that single-use plastic in e.g. shopping bags is a hygienic way to protect against virus infections and that reusable products accelerate the spread. Interestingly, one of the studies cited in the letter was funded by the American Chemistry Council, a trade association that represents the plastics and chemical industries.

The EU Commission was also supported by the European Plastic Converters asked the professional association of European plastics processors to postpone the law that came into force in 2021 to ban some single-use plastic products and / or to exempt certain products from them. Fortunately, however, it did on the part of the Commissiondeclined .


The argument is unfounded - plastic products in everyday life are not more hygienic

On the contrary: new onesStudies er showed that the virus survived twice as long on plastic as on e.g. cardboard and seven times longer than on copper. Anotherstudy ergot that Plastic the surface is on which the virus survived the longest . If you use reusable products, you always clean them anyway. You don't do that with plastic products, which offers a high chance that there will be Germs can be found.

In general, however, it is already proven that the virus is spread through the air and you get infected this way, instead of using the reusable cup or lunch box. TheFederal Institute for Risk Assessment knows so far not a single case where the virus about objects or food was transferred.

In addition, the entire manufacturing process of plastic is harmful to the environment and health. about 12,000 chemicals are used for food packaging, which is very harmful to our health in the long term.


Why reusable products like HALM are still safe

Our glass drinking straws are very easy to clean as it has a temperature of up to 200 degrees Celsius withstand - flu viruses like the corona virus cannot do that. The inside diameter is big enough to let the water pass the glass drinking straw in the dishwasher rinse completely can. HALM drinking straws are therefore made perfectly cleaned and there is no risk of infection.

The coronavirus is of one Lipid layer surrounded, for which it is proven that theyare sensitive to fat-dissolving substances such as alcohols and tensides. These are in Soaps and dishwashing detergents contain. For the related SARS virus, it was found in a laboratory test that cleaning a surface / cutlery etc. with commercially available detergent for 5 minutes at room temperature makes the virus inactive. That said, the hotter and longer the better - dishwashers are capable of using 60 degrees Celsius to rinse and therefore make a Inactivation of the virus for sure.

Our glass drinking straws help to avoid the plastic problem by having HALM through the sale of each setworldwide projects to remove waste from the environment promotes .


What can we really do to avoid becoming infected??

Coronavirus Plastikverbot verschieben hygiene info

Careful and considerate behavior can prevent the spread of the virus, not the use of disposable cups, cutlery or packaging. It really helps that

Touch of the eyes, nose and mouth avoid , not in the direction of fellow men and not in the hand sneeze or to to cough get your hands right to wash , Safety distances adhere to and generally respect other people. Despite the unlikely infection via this route, objects and surfaces should be cleaned after contact and reusable products clean with hot water and soap (best in dishwasher because it can reach the temperature that kills bacteria..

 

The use of single-use plastic in our everyday lives is not a means against the virus and reusable plastic does not increase its spread. We should not allow the spread of more unnecessary single-use plastic and we shouldn't give too much credence to the arguments in favor of single-use.


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