VICE on Earth Day 2020
"Being zero-waste…helps one become more conscious of everyday habits and the environment, which is a plus in these times."
While we’re relying on prepackaged food and gadgets more than ever, limiting waste and conserving energy is still possible while stuck indoors.
As oil prices rapidly drop, recycling centres remain shut and plastic personal protective equipment becomes biohazard waste, the pandemic could worsen the already serious plastic pollution problem.
The fear of food shortages is driving many to follow what urban farmers have been doing for years: growing their own groceries.
While only time will tell if these changes will last, here’s some positive news during this dark time.