Zero waste movement – a revolution that didn’t last long

Every great revolution raises a really important question and moves the solutions into another direction. Like the French revolution, when the people refused to obey and took matter in their own hands, today’s people refused to consume more and more and decided to lower their personal garbage at the minimum.

Bringing a dining set and a glass for water, a cup for coffee or tea everywhere yo go instead of buying it along with the drink was at the very bases of this modern revolution.

But the strike of the Corona virus seems to have ended this righteous and popular voice of the people, along with many other aspects of the global economy.

According to the scientists, the Corona virus or COVID-19 is a family of viruses that attack the respiratory system and mainly the lungs, but patients also suffer from high fevers. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who
are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected
person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. Obviously, that’s the reason why zero movement ceased to exist – because of lowering the possibility to get the virus in a certain cafeteria or a restaurant. It’s a bad idea to bring your own germs and letting them pass through the hands of the coffeemaker that serves hundreds of other customers today as well, right?

But, the list of precaution measures for not getting infected by the COVID-19 is quite long, and also assumes preparing your own foods and drinks and not going out in crowded places, especially closed crowded places Apparently, not only that zero waste movement is being attacked, but the global economy and especially the branches of tourism and service activities, such as bar, restaurants and hotels.

People are buying more and more groceries, in fear they would have to stay isolated in quarantine for quite some time… so not only that COVID-19 ended zero waste movement – it also influenced consumerism even more!

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https://www.treehugger.com/culture/coronavirus-threatening-zero-waste-movement.html

https://grist.org/climate/can-the-zero-waste-movement-survive-the-coronavirus/

https://zerowastechef.com/2020/03/05/will-coronavirus-kill-zero-waste/

 

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