"Maybe for the first time ever we will empty the freezer this year"
At the beginning of spring self-isolation, Saša Poljak Istenič and Saša Babič started editing the participatory blog Vsakdanjik, where the Institute of Slovene Ethnography and the Slovene Ethnological Society collect records on how the coronavirus affects our everyday life and society. Some entries illustrate how self-isolation, ever-new guidelines and measures, as well as things unrelated to the virus, affect our perception and management of waste. Masks are becoming a mass waste, candle sales are in full swing, but maybe we at least no longer throw away food in such quantities as before the epidemic?
Retired T. S. talks about this in her diary in March, which is currently being published on the blog Vsakdanjik. Among other things, she says: "I will not throw away excess food, because then I accumulate biological waste, I have to walk down to the dump, where we have locked containers for waste separation, and this requires a lot of additional touching of common areas." Read more (in Slovene): https: //vsakdanjik.zrc-sazu.si/zapisi-iz-samoosame-st-5/.
Other entires of waste, dirt, cleaning, disinfection (unfortunately only in Slovene):