about grocery bags and viruses.... I never heard this before!
Saturday, March 21, 2020
from FB Amanda Whatley Cotton itself rips the virus to shreds in a couple of hours, due to hydrogen bonding interactions between the cellulose fibres and the structure of the protein.
Same for wood.
Materials like plastic, metal, ceramic and glass will let the virus remain viable for longer as they are inert and have no molecular interaction with hydrogen bonding, so the virus sits intact and can be passed on.
So, a cotton bag or a paper bag or cardboard box is safer than a plastic bag.