The positives of COVID-19 pandemic
Every day we are flooded with negative news about the corona virus, which is understandable in times of a crisis. But while we are probably all aware of the negative effects of the corona virus, it has a rather unexpected side effect: a positive impact on the environment. Since the outbreak began, measures have been taken to limit the spread of the virus worldwide like a stop on clothing production, social distance and stimulating less travel.
Research shows that by closing the factories in China in the past 2 months, the sky is almost completely clear again. For example, there is currently no clothing production, which means that less CO2-emission are released and people can breathe again. The nitrogen dioxide is no less than 30% less than normal.
2. Consumption quarantine
Because most people currently work from home, we use less plastic, print less, travel less and shop less. All these aspects contribute in a positive way to the environment. In addition, many people have started making conscious choices when it comes to nutrition and exercise. We are forced to adjust our living patterns and working methods. We also see that improvisation and creativity suddenly becomes very important.
Because we suddenly have a lot of time to think, we are finally faced with the fact that we all buy too much! Use this time to wonder what you really need and what you value. Clear out that wardrobe & rediscover old favourites. According to Elizabeth L. Cline, author of the new book The Conscious Closet, it is an opportunity to rediscover what you have.