Before covid 19 hits it kind of felt like the world was waking up to the harm of plastics but then the coronavirrus hit and everything took a sudden turn now as the world tries to protect itself from this deadly virus .
However a lot of people are worried about the impact of covid waste on the worlds enviroment
Covid has been around for almost year and half and it will be a part of our reality, since the outbreak started cdc and who recommnded face masks people went crazy buying medical masks disposable face masks which are used one only. even frontline workers faced Shortages. Now masks are becoming a regular part of our lives In Qatar we still depends on the disposable blue face masks in different sectors in the country which can create a new environmental disaster if we didn’t do something about it.
The effect :
Have you ever wonders What are the effects of using disposable face masks ? Excessive usage of face masks and PPE has resulted in a tremendous amount of pollution, which is damaging the environment. The following are some of the harmful environmental effects of face masks and PPEs:
* Discarded masks degrade, break down into little pieces, and eventually transform into microscopic particles that gather within the water, polluting it tremendously.
* Furthermore, only 10% of individuals use reusable masks across the world, thus 90% of face masks are non recyclable, inflicting harm to the environment. As a result, discarded masks contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
* PPE waste, such as gloves and sanitary wipes, causes significant environmental damage because these discarded PPEs break down into millions of nonrecyclable particles containing germs and toxins, and if they accumulate in the food chain, they may affect all humans.
* Apart from air pollution, it also contributes to soil pollution because these PPEs are non recyclable, and hence, when they combine with the soil, they pollute it, affecting agricultural growth tremendously by causing plant death.
* Surgical face masks include polymeric components that affect aquatic life when they amass in water bodies and also harm human life when they enter the food chain.
The causes :
People wear disposable masks after Who and cdc
They help stop germs.
- They avoid the spread of viruses such as Covid-19.
- Masks can block respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes, talks or coughs.
- Masks protect the people wearing them and the people around them.
We found different solutions each one of them has advantages and disadvantages. To start with we have the banana and palm tree fibers each one of them has :- read from the window
TENCEL™ branded fibers can offer a range of features: botanic origin, sustainable production, gentle on skin, long-lasting softness, contributes to breathability, color retention and biodegradability.
Recycled polyester (rPET) uses PET as a raw material which is often found in water bottles. To turn these bottles into the material, the plastic is sterilised and crushed. It is then spun into a string of yarn which can be transformed into a fibre and then blended into a fabric. Clothes commonly made from recycled polyester include sportswear, loungewear and outdoor garments like puffer jackets.
ECONYL fibre is a yarn created by Aquafil. Originally a leading producer of Nylon 6, (the most common form of nylon), the company added an energy and recycling division to promote more environmentally friendly practises. This lead them to develop a regenerated nylon.
Non-woven polypropylene fabric is, similarly, a thermoplastic polymer – like polypropylene – but made to look non-woven. One of its major applications is non-woven bags for shopping. Nevertheless, the non-woven fabrics gain more and more popularity in the fashion industry.
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