Environmental effects of covid-19
- Covid-19 has impacted a lot of people negatively and some positively, but most of the effects are negative. The word covid-19 has been a nightmare to every living being on this earth. I’ll be starting with the negative effects.
- One of the negative effects is that, due to covid-19, the wearing of face mask was compulsory worldwide not only in Nigeria, and those who weren’t informed on how to properly dispose the facemasks throw them on the roads. The fact that most face masks are made to decay, didn’t mean that they should be disposed carelessly but most Nigerians couldn’t understand that. They were disposed the wrong way which made the environment look really dirty.
- The frequent washing of hands was required, and because of that, there was wastage of water in homes, public taps and most places were looking wet and muddy.
- An example of the positive effects is that, during the lockdown period, there was less usage of cars and because of that, there were less fumes, compared to when there was no lockdown.
- Another example of the positive effects was that, the bio-degradable face masks could serve as fertilizer to the soil because it could decay and it added as nutrition to the soil.
- Due to a reduction in commercial activities and public transportation, both air and noise pollution were also reduced, increase of plastic waste and increase of green house gases due to the fact that most automobiles run on fossil fuel.
- These are the environmental effects of the covid-19.