Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Aquatic Environment

Underwater Covid results

Coronavirus lockdowns around the globe have led to a dramatic 5% drop in greenhouse gas emissions, according to UNCTAD estimates, but not all measures to contain the pandemic have had a positive impact on the environment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased global demand for single-use plastics such as face masks and gloves. The resulting waste, some of which ends up in rivers and oceans, is intensifying pressure on an already out-of-control global plastic problem.
Plastic pollution was already one of the greatest threats to our planet before the coronavirus outbreak.

This is quite alarming since fish, turtles, and seabirds may mistake this medical waste for food and eat it. The use of these items results in the slow and gruesome deaths of millions of animals every year. In addition, many of these creatures that are consuming plastics are included in our food chain, meaning that we are also poisoned by our own garbage.

The human factor is once more far and away from Resilience!!

RTIS Network will soon enough start a campaign to reduce the Covid-19 littering as it’s the term that is officially using and the campaign will be titled “Eliminate the Covid-19 littering”

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