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Covid-19 impact: PPE washing up on coral reefs in the Philippines

Mar 21, 2021 13:42 IST | By Editorji News Desk

With the Covid-19 pandemic, the plastic problem has made a huge comeback due to the demand in face masks, PPE kits and other essentials.

The plastic waste that has entered oceans poses a huge risk to marine life.

According to a BBC report, divers in the Philippines recently discovered over a dozen single use face masks within the first 10 minutes of their dive near coral reefs in Manila. 

A report by the Asian Development Bank says that the city has been generating about 280 tonnes of extra medical waste per day.

Experts are urging the Philippines government to take immediate action to manage its waste disposal to prevent polluting the seas. 

 

Environment