When Plastics Met COVID-19: 10 Unexpected Moments

A Twitter search for #COVID19 and plastic reveals a diverse range of moments when individuals and organizations leverage polymeric materials in unexpected ways in the ongoing battle against the spread of COVID-19. These intriguing Tweets involve 3D printing, ocean plastics, protective gear, dog toys and more, starting with a mask that makes a clear difference for some.

Plastic’s transparency enables communication.

A heartbreaking film.

Ocean plastics are diverted and reused to provide critical protection.

#3Dprinting plays a supportive role including sudden, helpful pivots by large corporations…

…to individuals pitching in where they live.

The examples on the next page are in a lighter vein.

 

 

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