The Dundalk Eagle - - BY THE PEOPLE - By JEANETTE GARCIA POLASKY, Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works

Un­doubt­edly, COVID-19 has changed life as we know it, but we can still find ways to live more sus­tain­ably dur­ing these dif­fi­cult times.

The Re­source will pub­lish a se­ries of ar­ti­cles this sum­mer fo­cused on help­ing you do just that. This month we want to talk about some of the sin­gle-use items com­monly used dur­ing the pandemic and sug­gest some safe al­ter­na­tives. not be­long in the re­cy­cling, down the toi­let or on the ground.

Ac­cord­ing to the CDC, you should wear re­us­able or dis­pos­able gloves for rou­tine clean­ing and dis­in­fec­tion. If you choose re­us­able, the CDC states that those gloves should be ded­i­cated for clean­ing and dis­in­fec­tion of sur­faces for COVID-19 and noth­ing else.

The CDC also rec­om­mends wear­ing dis­pos­able gloves when you are car­ing for some­one who is sick or clean­ing a home where some­one is sick. Oth­er­wise, wear­ing gloves is not necessary in most sit­u­a­tions. In­stead, prac­tice fre­quent hand-wash­ing, so­cial dis­tanc­ing and other ev­ery­day pre­ven­tive ac­tions rec­om­mended by the CDC.

Put dis­pos­able gloves in the trash, not the re­cy­cling. Don’t flush or lit­ter your gloves, ei­ther. Help us get the mes­sage out by shar­ing our Face­book post about the in­crease of lit­ter re­lated to the pandemic.

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