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[Ambassador report] MASK BASED POLLUTION DURING PANDEMIC

by Bal krishna Pandey | 26-05-2020 15:26 Comments 15 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Today I read in the news the words of OceanAsia founder Gary Stokes, who said that he had found 70 discarded masks in an area of ​​100 meters on the beach. A week later, 30 more masks were found at the same location, he said. After reading this, I also tried to look at the places around me. The news suddenly made me want to look at what I had been ignoring. Even in the village where I lived, discarded masks, gloves and sanitizer bottles were somewhat scattered along the way. I represent a difficult village that continues to this day for convenient health and education. In a sense, I'm glad people are moving safely to fight COVID19. Using masks and gloves, they are responsible for their own and the community's health. But sadly, the fear of COVD19 has made us forget that this protective equipment thrown away after use are having a detrimental effect on the environment.



Most of the masks and gloves used during the epidemic have not been reused and these non-woven fabric items made from a chemical called polypropylene are not biodegradable. Also,in the rural areas, roads, and things thrown into the sea can be mistaken for food by birds and wildlife, which cannot be said not to be fatal. It is also possible to reduce the fertility of the soil by mixing it with the soil.


Today, plastic pollution is a very serious problem. Every year, about 8 million tonnes of plastics are dumped into our oceans. This is what happened because of our normal daily routine. In the worst-case scenario, there is a huge reduction in the daily consumption of human beings, but at the same time, the demand and consumption of goods such as masks, gloves, sanitizers, personal protective equipment (PPE) is increasing, which is also justifiable. Due to the failure to increase production as per the demand, it cannot be said that the situation of famine of safety equipment will not be faced in the future. But in next side, if these products in use are not well managed, it will definitely be a challenge in reducing plastic pollution.


Disposing of mask-based rubbish correctly is absolutely essential.

#staysafe

#saynotopollution


reference: http://www.energylivenews.com/2020/03/17/coronavirus-face-masks-could-have-a-devastating-effect-on-the-environment/


 

 

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15 Comments

Bal krishna Pandey

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello bal krishna bro

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about MASK BASED POLLUTION DURING PANDEMIC

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 18-06-2020 21:49

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Thank you everyone for your valuable comments:)
    Posted 01-06-2020 17:41

Anishka Jha

  • Anishka Jha says :
    Hi Bal Krishna Pandey, your report has raised valid issues related to careless disposal of masks by unscrupulous people. Even I have noticed this problem in Dubai. When we are already dealing with plastic pollution this pandemic has brought another grave problem arising out of improper disposal of masks and gloves.
    Posted 31-05-2020 21:10

Shreya Aryal

  • Shreya Aryal says :
    Hello Balkrishna dai,
    Yes,topics lime these are so ignored and are not much prioritized but they should be managed properly as they are causing negative impacts in the environment.
    Thank you for this report.
    Green Cheers
    Regards,
    Shreya
    Posted 31-05-2020 16:50

Arjun Anand

  • Arjun Anand says :
    hello Bal krishna Pandey
    I very much agree with you. it is sad to see people throwing masks here and there which is also littering, harming environment and also have medical hazards too.

    regards
    arjun
    Posted 31-05-2020 13:26

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Hello Balkrishna Dai,
    Green Cheers

    Masks and Gloves are very much important but they are creating great pollution as well. We should use it wisely .

    Regards,
    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 31-05-2020 02:10

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Bal Krishna dai!!

    I hope you are fine and doing great.
    I really like your report.

    The use of mask has also a detrimental effects in the environment.

    Keep writing and shining.

    Hope to know more from you.

    Warm regards,
    Meena'

    GREEN CHEERS
    Posted 29-05-2020 14:37

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Bal krishna Pandey, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    When looking at people who throw their masks away, I think that they are animals that do not feel any compunction. People should have some conscience! Beside this ethical issue, environmental cost due to masks is extraordinarily high because they are made of polypropylene which is the famous source for plastic. Many scientists endeavor to make degradable masks filters, but it is quite hard. At least people should throw away their masks in the proper place!

    Thank you for your article.
    Posted 28-05-2020 13:29

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello Bal Krishna dai
    I hope you are doing well
    Yes, mask has to be disposed properly
    Thank you so much for your report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 28-05-2020 13:16

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thank you dai for sharing about inappropriate disposing of masks and gloves. Keep on writing !!
    Posted 28-05-2020 12:38

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Bal krishna Pandey, this is mentor Taehyun!

    People say that the environment has improved as a result of the deadly Corona virus, but in fact, I think it's definitely having an adverse impact on the future environment. In particular, because of the nature of the epidemic, we use a lot of disposable products in the course of treatment, and because these disposables are never recyclable, we can't help but prevent the virtuous cycle of resources. After the Corona crisis, I hope the technology to make disposable products used to overcome infectious diseases environmentally friendly will be studied!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 28-05-2020 04:01

Prabha Bhusal

  • Prabha Bhusal says :
    Hello Dai
    Thanks for sharing
    GREEN CHEERS

    Posted 27-05-2020 18:06

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hey Balkrishna dai,

    Its me Sandhya,

    Thanks for presenting such a thought provoking report on the pollution caused by inappropriate disposing of masks and gloves,

    It should be disposed properly,

    keep writing,

    GREEN CHEERS

    Yours,
    Sandhya
    Posted 27-05-2020 05:21

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Bal krishna dai!

    I hope you are doing fine and doing great!

    Marks and gloves should be properly disposed .

    Thanks for sharing!

    GREEN CHEERS!

    Regards,
    Sonika

    Posted 26-05-2020 22:50

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