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Thu Nov 19, 2020, 07:30 AM

COVID-19 quarantine creates record amounts of trash

Dan Parker wants to talk trash.

Actually, he’s been talking trash for more than six years. Parker’s job at Durham’s Solid Waste Management Department brings him up close to the discards and undesirables of the city’s residents.

But the last seven months of the pandemic brought a load unlike any other for Parker and his team.

Since COVID-19 shuttered businesses, restaurants and schools, entire cities are ordering takeout and delivery. Parker said people are shipping instead of shopping in stores and finally finishing home improvement projects. Across the state, that generated an uptick in single-use plastics, cardboard and construction materials.

“For all the years that I’ve been in the industry, we always say, ‘Hey, we think we’ve seen it all,’” Parker said. “I’ve never seen this.”

Read more: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2020/11/17/covid-19-quarantine-creates-record-amounts-of-trash/

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Thu Nov 19, 2020, 07:43 AM

1. Plus

Plus all of the wipes, single-use masks, gloves, containers they all come in, etc.

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