Coronavirus (COVID-19) Surface Survival Information

–Sustainable Containers for the Medical Arena 

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The world feels very tiny right now beyond the kitchen table. Everything is very different today, much different then yesterday. Many businesses have closed, some permanently, trips have been cancelled, graduations and proms will not be held and in our communities, we have added a new terminology to our daily routines called “social distancing”. 

A Global Pandemic

According to the Johns Hopkins CSSE, as of May 21, 2020, there have been 1,562,714 confirmed cases in the USA and 5,047,377 confirmed cases globally. The Coronavirus has caused significant limitations to public arenas as well as the economy. As the virus fans across the globe, scientists and researchers are steadily trying to understand this virus and how it operates. According to WebMD, the Coronavirus mainly spreads from one person to the next when someone with the virus coughs or sneezes. At this point it has not been determined if heat, cold or sunlight affects the amount of time the virus lives on certain surfaces, however, at this point the following has been determined;

  • Metal – 5 days
  • Wood – 4 days
  • Plastic – 2-3 days
  • Stainless Steel – 2-3 days
  • Cardboard – 24 hours
  • Glass – up to 5 days

Paper – The length can vary. Some strains last only a few minutes on paper

A single use container that can hold liquids for the medical theatre is a popular choice during this pandemic. Made of 100% cellulose fiber, the containers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Thermofibre has advanced technology designing these products using Safetex to ensure they deliver what is expected of them. Click here to learn more https://www.thermofibre.com/safetex-medical/ 

While we can’t predict what tomorrow will bring, we will eventually recover from this serious time as a stronger and more united global nation. We will continue to be more environmentally aware as this pandemic has shown us how fragile we can be yet how strong we can be together.