It may be a cynical premise to argue at a time when countries all over the world are locking down, severely restrict public life and face the consequences of dropping industrial production. But it seems that there is a winner
Plastic straws are among the most pernicious disposable plastic items. They are used once and then discarded without a second thought. And not just a few either but billions upon billions of them. Worse yet: they are nonessential items as
"We are now seeing the effect of the outbreak on the environment,” an environmentalist says.
Of all the plastic that enters Earth’s oceans each year, just 1% has been observed floating on the surface.
Poor air quality varies by region, but some causes are climate-related beyond industrial or transport-linked emissions.
Much of “road dust” comes from our vehicle tires. Scientists say it's ending up as ocean plastic.