Sigija Kalniņa, Emīlija Estere Pole, Alise Rutka, Līga Uzuliņa, Dāvids Šaršūns, Latvia, 11-14 years The Problem of Used Face Masks Nowadays Disposable face masks have become an integral component of our lives. […]
Rodrigo Cardoso, Miguel Almeida, Tiago Rocha & Filipe Correia, Portugal, 15-18 years old COVID-19 brought lots of changes to our lives. But, the environment has also suffered various consequences, including an increase […]
Catarina Carvalho, Diana Narciso & Inês Andrade, Portugal, 19-21 years old The increased production of plastic waste is a reality associated with the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19. It’s important to know the […]
Beatriz Teixeira, Mariana Caldeira & Marta Amaral, Portugal – 19-21 years old Faced with this pandemic problem, there will be a significant increase in urban waste, which leads to the need to […]
Ana Santos, Joana Ramos, Mariana Neves & Sérgio Santos, Portugal, 19-21 years old In Portugal, with the pandemic situation of COVID-19, the need to provide personal protective equipment was imperative for the […]
Luís Martins, Portugal – 13 years old The ‘Jornada Principal, environmental association, promises to intensify the protests against the landfill in Sobrado, in the municipality of Valongo. The movement will spread black […]
The Sobrado landfill, in Valongo, continues with the business of importing waste, but this time there is an added concern as it is receiving hospital waste from various parts of the north of the country and also from Italy. This situation caught the attention of the “Jornada Principal” association, which, for fear of the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak, demanded, as a way of mitigating risks to public health, the incineration of such waste with a classification related to its hazardousness of Group 1 and 2 (Group 1 being the lowest degree of danger).
It was relievingly that this week the much awaited Antonov plane landed in Porto with medical help to support the national health system. This time 3.5 million masks, 300,000 caps, 100,000 gowns and other protective materials arrived for the doctors, urses and other health professionals who are on the front line in fighting against covid-19. These 80 tons of disposable personal protective material will end up in a landfill and this will obviously have various repercussions.
In the fight against the pandemic all ways have been used with a human effort never seen before in the world, proving that the human being is able, when united, to overcome many challenges ahead. This noisy epidemic contrasts with the epidemic that happens at sea and that influences the life of all living beings on the planet. The sea needs solutions, not problems!
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new coronavírus (SARS-COV-2). This pandemic started three months ago and we are already feeling changes in our lives. But, what’re the environmental impacts of it?