The effects of COVID-19 on the environment have been beneficial. The article states that, “The impact that COVID-19 has had on the council’s carbon emissions includes a 90% reduction in business mileage as non-essential travel was suspended, an estimated 8% drop in annual fuel and water/waste water costs for buildings, and a higher spend locally through a new procurement quick quote scheme.” Also, landfill and waste has been reduced by about 400 tons. Environmentally, things have improved because people aren’t traveling or going out as much. COVID-19 has generally had a negative impact on society, however, it has been beneficial regarding the impact on the environment and therefore the earth is cleaner.