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Beat the Plastic Pollution, Ban the Bag


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Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO is the pioneer organization in Bangladesh which recognized the treat of plastic bag pollution to the natural environment and public health.“Beat the Plastic Pollution, Ban the Bag” the International Plastic Bag Free Day on 3, July. More than 150 countries are ready to celebrate the day this year. Environment and Social Development Organization urged the government to execute the bag ban law and phase out all single use plastic. ESDO Chairperson and former Secretary Syed Marghub Murshed announce the event of celebration of the “Plastic Bag Free Day” in a press briefing in Dhaka. 

Syed Marghub Murshed said, “this year the International Plastic Bag free Day is very significant, because UN Environment also announces the theme of world environment day “Beat the Plastic Pollution” and all UN member state (over 193 countries) celebrate or celebrating the day with a fresh commitment. He informed the media, more than 40 countries and 55 cities ban the plastic bag. But this story began in Bangladesh in 1990. Environment and Social Development Organization is the pioneer organization for banning plastic bag in Bangladesh and bound. Bangladesh is the 1st country in the world to Ban Plastic Shopping bag in 2002, and ESDO initiated the national campaign in 1990 and launched Plastic Bag-Free Day in July 1, 1997. Later GAIA and other international organization support the initiative and in July 3, 2009 GAIA mark the day and launched International Plastic Bag Free Day. Syed Marghub Murshed said, we are the pioneer country to ban the plastic bag, but couldn’t succeeded to enforcement of the law, He urged the government and all section of the people to come forward work hand to hand to execute the bag ban law and phase out all single use plastic.”  

Read more: https://www.thedailystar.net/city/enforce-law-phase-out-single-use-plastic-1598584
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