Lockdown Lifts, But Nature Takes a Hit
by Al Genova
What's Going On Here?
As lockdown eases and the weather gets warmer, thousands of Brits have been enjoying the great outdoors (hilarious tan-lines ahoy!) - but at what cost to nature?
What Does This Mean?
Councils have been blamed for not providing adequate facilities to accommodate the huge crowds. Whoever’s fault it is, it is the environment and local wildlife that will ultimately suffer.
Why Should We Care?
Discarded litter has a devastating effect on the wildlife and the local environment.
...and if this trash gets out to sea then it is adding to the ever-growing wasteland beneath the waves. According to Greenpeace, over two-thirds of the plastic in our oceans ends up on the seafloor. The damage can be physical — six-pack rings strangling marine life — or chemical — fertilisers causing algal blooms — but in either case, they can cause lasting damage to the flora and fauna of an area.
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