Plastic Bags and Coronavirus – level 3

15-04-2020 07:00

Some US states that had previously banned single-use plastic bags have switched their position. With the coronavirus continuing to spread, some states are now discouraging people from using reusable shopping bags.

San Francisco, which was one of the first cities in the US that officially banned plastic bags, issued new guidance that bans customers from bringing their own bags, mugs, or other reusable items from home when they do their shopping.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has to issue guidance on reusable bags. The CDC recommends that customers maintain a six-foot distance from others when they go out to shop. People should also wear a face mask, clean the shopping cart with disinfecting wipes, and wash their hands.

Difficult words: discourage (to make somebody less excited and positive about something), guidance (help and advice about how to do something), disinfecting (killing bacteria).

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