COVID-19 Impact on the Environment
Obviously, COVID-19 has had a huge impact on just about every aspect of our lives. Whether it be to how and where we work, to how kids are attending school, or how we do everyday tasks, there’s been big changes. One of the biggest changes we’ve seen is the use of masks and the need for extra Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in order to minimize the spread of the virus. Not only are healthcare workers using more of these supplies, but so is just about everyone else. Between the use of gloves, disposable masks and extra cleaning supplies, it’s safe to say that there is more waste created as a result.
Impact of PPE Pollution in Florida
According to a recent article from WTSP Tampa, Florida has seen these impacts, and unfortunately, it has been prevalent in our coastal areas. Many times these masks become litter on the ground, but end up in our waterways. In just one month, 474 pieces were found in Hillsborough County alone. Marine life has been especially affected by the increased pollution as well. Not only are animals being entangled in masks and gloves, but they are ingesting them as well. Unfortunately, this ends up being fatal for many animals.
How to Help
One way you can help is participating in a beach clean-up. Several local organizations and groups are constantly meeting up and planning events that involve beach beautification efforts. These events can be easily found throughout various social media outlets and by also doing a quick online search. And now that outdoor activities are deemed a safer option as opposed to indoor gatherings, organizing a clean-up with friends or family is a great way to come together while doing something good for the environment. It’s a win-win!
Speaking of Garbage…
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