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The Effect of Coronavirus on Pollution in the UK

Posted on the 30 March 2020 by Ecoexperts @TheEcoExperts

Public transport

1.76 million tonnes less

There are two parts to this: public transport services are being shut down or reduced, and millions of people have stopped going into the office or travelling at all.

The UK has 30.5 million workers, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and the government has told all of them - apart from anyone in vital sectors like the NHS, police, and childcare - to stay home, under lockdown. Those unable to work due to COVID-19 will receive 80% of their wage .

In 2019, revealed that 1.54 million people work from home. Employment lawyer Mini Setty of Langleys Solicitors told The York Press that up to 10 million more people will work from home during the coronavirus crisis - an 870% increase.

We think the eventual number will be higher.

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