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ESDO had arranged a mobile campaign on “Building Toxic Plastic Free Environment in Bangladesh” on 14th February 2021 in some distinct places of Dhaka city

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Dhaka, 15 February, 2021: To make the people aware of the hazardous effects of toxic plastic, Environment and Social Development Organization- ESDO had arranged a day-long mobile campaign on “Building Toxic Plastic Free Environment in Bangladesh” on 14th February 2021 in some distinct places of Dhaka city. The campaign had started from TSC, University of […]

Environment, health at risk for wildlife crime: UN report

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Dhaka, 6 August, 2020: Wildlife crime like  selling of wild animals in open markets is a threat to both environment and human health as it can increase the transmission of diseases that spread from animals to humans.   The findings were revealed in ‘World Wildlife Crime Report 2020’, produced by the UN Office on Drugs and […]

Protecting our biodiversity

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Dhaka, 16 June, 2020: As we start 2017 we have many encouraging numbers to be proud of. The country has been sustaining GDP growth at 6.3 percent for the last five years. Per capita income (USD 1,314) is more than twice of that of 2008. Less than 13 percent of us are now extreme poor, half as […]

Ocean advocate raises alarm as masks wash up on beaches

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Dhaka, 11 May, 2020: Single-use face masks are washing up on Hong Kong beaches, threatening marine life and raising questions about hygienic disposal of the masks, says a Saanich researcher in marine plastic pollution. The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the widespread use of face masks in South East Asia, some of which have been improperly […]

আট ধরনের পাকিস্তানি রঙ ফর্সাকারী ক্রিম বিক্রি ও বিতরণ বন্ধ করতে নির্দেশ দিয়েছে বিএসটিআই

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জনস্বাস্থ্য রক্ষার স্বার্থে অনতিবিলম্বে মাত্রাতিরিক্ত ক্ষতিকর পদার্থযুক্ত আট ধরনের পাকিস্তানি রঙ ফর্সাকারী ক্রিম বিক্রি ও বিতরণ বন্ধ করতে নির্দেশ দিয়েছে বাংলাদেশ স্ট্যান্ডার্ডস অ্যান্ড টেস্টিং ইনস্টিটিউশন (বিএসটিআই)।  সোমবার (২ মার্চ) এক সংবাদ বিজ্ঞপ্তিতে বিএসটিআই'এর পক্ষ থেকে এ নির্দেশনা জানানো হয়।  বিজ্ঞপ্তিতে জানানো হয়, বিএসটিআইয়ের ল্যাবরেটরিতে বিভিন্ন ব্র্যান্ডের রঙ ফর্সকারী ১৩টি ক্রিমের মধ্যে ছয়টি স্কিন ক্রিমে বিপজ্জনক […]

Eighty percent of beach rubbish is plastic

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Analysis by the Blue Islands project has found that 80% of rubbish on three beaches in Majorca is plastic and that the average on beaches on islands in the Mediterranean as a whole is 92%. These percentages relate to the 2019 study, for which the beaches of El Torà (Paguera), Es Caragol (Santanyi) and Sa Canova (Arta, […]

Environmental campaigners see success of single-use plastic ban

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Local government aims to reduce marine plastic by 70 percent over the next six months. Thousands have gathered in Bali as part of an annual cleanup of the island's beaches, the first since the popular tourist destination introduced a ban on single-use plastics. Local authorities aim to reduce the island's plastic consumption – but implementing […]

How are banned polythene bags still in the market?

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While the government agencies claim the sustained use stems from a lack of consciousness and alternatives, experts claim the true reason is a lack of the ban’s enforcement Despite getting banned in 2002, polythene has managed to stick around in the Bangladeshi markets as producers, wholesalers, suppliers, and consumers all continue to use polythene bags […]

Glitter could be bad for environment

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Most glitters are in essence teeny tiny bits of shiny plastic, called microplastics. They are a well-known environmental hazard for the world's oceans, and they're currently a hot topic in the United Kingdom. The UK next year will implement a ban on microbeads — a type of microplastic found in face washes, body scrubs and other products. (The […]

Plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures

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Animals from the deepest places on Earth have been found with plastic in their stomachs, confirming fears that manmade fibres have contaminated the most remote places on the planet. The study, led by academics at Newcastle University, found animals from trenches across the Pacific Ocean were contaminated with fibres that probably originated from plastic bottles, […]

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