Within weeks of the outbreak of covid19, WHO declared a global pandemic and since then we have seen nations and economies crashing down. The virus has disrupted lives and strained nations. However, with so much at loss, we’ve witnessed some positive changes in the environment that have been remarkable.

This Earth Day, here are some positives that have come out of covid19.

THERE IS LESS LITTER

Since people are home, so there has been an increase in zero-waste efforts and we hope it will continue to be. There is less plastic being used, there is less dumping in the oceans and seas.

THE AIR QUALITY HAS IMPROVED

Considering how dangerous air pollution is and the number of lives it takes each air, due to covid19, the air quality has drastically improved and it smells fresh with clearer skies due to less the burning of fossil fuels, thick smog, industries have shut down, with less cars on the roads. And this result is worldwide!

WATER IS CLEAN & CLEAR

Pollutants are also like a virus that make the river body dead and its been noticed all around the world with the dull and murky waters of the canals in Venice or the Yamuna river in India, within days of the lock down, the waters are clean and clearer. And this goes to show how we are impacting the environment.

THE OZONE LAYER IS HEALING

Yes, the earth is healing because production of items has decreased which implies that there is going to be less wastage that is harmful to the environment and therefore less resources are being exploited. Hopefully animals aren’t being harmed for testing and production purposes.

LESS NOISE POLLUTION

Due to decreased movement on the road and business shut, there is  less traffic which has resulted in minimum noise pollution. But how does noise effect the environment? Nature is noisy, meaning think of all the birds and different species and their cycle of life and we can actually hear them chirp and talk to each other. Which shows that the earth is recovering its natural state.

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Written by Faryal Syed
Asst Editor. Blogger. Enthusiast.