Recent news reports have claimed that the number of single-use masks in the ocean will soon outweigh the number of jellyfish. We are less than a year into the coronavirus pandemic yet the pollution already associated with Covid-19 is horrifying.
With many countries now requiring people to wear masks and/or gloves in public areas, we are witnessing increased amounts of litter on our streets and in our oceans. The UN Environment estimates that 13 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year. This is only set to increase as single use face masks become a feature of our day to day lives.
We saw the damage that straws and plastic bags could do to our sea life, and they were an optional extra in most people’s lives. Now imagine the impact that our new ‘necessities’ are having.
This was really simple and only took 2 minutes to make. There are a lot of different tutorials online which I tried and tested (with varying degrees of success), but this was by far the simplest!