April 9, 2020
Google is recognizing the hard work of employees in essential industries like the solid waste industry via a weeklong series of Doodles.
“We thank Google for recognizing our industry with its Google Doodle today. During this national emergency, NWRA [National Waste & Recycling Association] members will continue providing waste and recycling services to their customers and elsewhere as may be needed in order to protect the public’s health and safety. Our workers are on the frontlines making sure that the waste that is generated during this health crisis is disposed of properly,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith in a statement.
CNET has more details:
As the coronavirus continues to ravage populations around the world, with more than 1.3 million cases confirmed, millions of people are self-quarantining at home in a global effort to check the virus' spread. And still, a rare breed of people selflessly go about their daily lives, offering aid to those infected and helping maintain a sense of order while the rest of us shelter in place.
Google is honoring those heroes this week with a series of appreciation Doodles.
The tech giant frequently livens up its bare-bones search page with artwork that draws attention to notable people, events, holidays and anniversaries. Google often turns its spotlight on heroes of the medical community, including Dr. Virginia Apgar, who developed a quick method for evaluating the health of newborns, as well as Dr. Rene Favalor, a heart surgeon who pioneered coronary artery bypass surgery. With much recent attention on efforts to disrupt the novel coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19, the company last month honored hand-washing pioneer Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis.