CAG Brand Audit: Who’s the biggest plastic polluter in the city? Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn Bangladesh takes another step towards tackling global climate change Tips for managing mental health during COVID-19 The remarkable floating gardens of Bangladesh ESDO initiates ‘Zero Waste’ project on waste management কঠিন বর্জ্য হ্রাসে ‘জিরো ওয়েস্ট’ প্রকল্প ESDO launches zero waste project for a cleaner environment ESDO organized an Project Inception Workshop for the project “Building Zero Waste Community for a pollution free environment in Bangladesh” Nasrul: 17% electricity to come from renewable sources
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Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn

Dhaka, 21 September, 2020: Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to a major report by the conservation group WWF. The report says this "catastrophic decline" shows no sign of slowing. And it warns that nature is being destroyed by humans at a rate never seen before. Wildlife […]

Greenpeace to gov’t: Support production of reusable PPEs to address shortage, waste issues

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Dhaka, 12 August, 2020: Greenpeace Philippines today joined health experts in calling on the government to promote reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) for non-medical use and boost information dissemination on the safety of reusables to counter supply shortages while still protecting Filipinos from environmental and health harms of PPE-related waste. Health experts from around the […]

ED: Much more than a symbol

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Dhaka, 11 August, 2020: The Bengal Tiger is a permanent part of our national identity. We need to do a better job of honouring and preserving this treasure The Bengal Tiger population in Bangladesh has been on a worrying decline for years now. This majestic beast, nothing less than a symbol of Bangladesh, is tragically […]

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 […]

BeyondPlastic Presents Awards to 13 Companies for Genius Plastic Alternative Innovations

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Dhaka, 3rd August, 2020: Innovators are constantly coming up with exciting new alternatives to plastic packaging — so why not reward them for their efforts to curb plastic pollution? A group called BEYONDPLASTIC just announced the winners of the BEYONDPLASTIC Awards — and all of the winners listed have created some seriously innovative plastic alternative products and campaigns. BEYONDPLASTIC is an initiative […]

Residents of a Kenyan village awarded $12 million in a lawsuit over lead poisoning

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Dhaka, 18 June, 2020: (CNN) A Kenyan community whose children and residents were sickened by lead from a battery smelting plant has been awarded $12 million (1.3 billion Kenyan shillings) following a civil lawsuit. The court ordered the government to clean up Owino Uhuru, a village on the outskirts of Mombosa, within four months and gave the relevant agencies 90 […]

The long-term biological effects of COVID-19 stress on kids’ future health and development

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Dhaka, 13 June, 2020: One fortunate aspect of COVID-19 is that children have been less directly affected by the disease. But despite the relatively low incidence of severe illness in children, the response to the pandemic may have long-term adverse effects on the health and well-being of children and adolescents. As researchers in psychology, genetics and developmental […]

Microplastics, microbeads: What you did not know about self-care products

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Dhaka, 7 July, 2020: The mass production of plastic has made several sectors dependent on its use for its durable nature and ease of use. But the catch, as we all know, is that plastic gets accumulated in our environment. An offshoot of the problem of such accumulation is the generation of microplastics — caused either […]

Green activists for stopping use of plastic bags

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Dhaka, 4 July, 2020: Green activists at a webinar on Friday said that the use of plastic bags was gradually decreasing but it should be stopped soon to save the earth, specially the marine environment. Activists across the world urged the respective governments to enforce law on plastic bag ban as the plastic bags, mostly made […]

Plastic Free July – there are alternatives to single use packaging

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Dhaka, 3 July, 2020: The world is marking Plastic Bag Free Day on July 3 alongside Plastic Free July awareness campaign which teaches us that in parallel with global efforts, each individual should learn to make small changes and choose to refuse single plastics we use every day. At the same time, it teaches us that […]

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