Like last year, World Environment Day 2021 is also being celebrated in the shadows of Covid-19. The June 5 date is to encourage global awareness and action to protect our environment. According to the United Nations, more than 50 per cent of the total wetlands have been destroyed over the last century, and 90 percent of coral reefs could be lost by 2050 even if we manage to keep the increase in global warming to 1.5°C.
Pollution is one of the biggest menaces to our environment. The emergence of the pandemic brought another type of pollution with it – mask pollution.