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Category archives for: No Plastic Bag

EU rules out tax on plastic products to reduce waste

The EU has ruled out penalties on single-use plastic products, in favour of raising public awareness of the damage consumer plastics are doing to the world’s oceans. Frans Timmermans, vice president of the European commission, said a tax would “not be sustainable”, but that changing the way plastic was produced and used could work. “The only sustainable […]

Bags for life carry food poisoning risk if used for raw meat or fish

Reusable “bags for life” can spread deadly food poisoning bacteria if they are used to carry raw foods such as fish and meat, consumers have been warned by the government’s food safety watchdog. In revised guidance on its website, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is recommending that shoppers use separate bags to carry raw foods, ready-to eat […]

Alternatives to plastic bags must be greener

The plastic bag levy will damage the environment unless the alternatives have impeccable environmental attributes – and most of them don’t (New plastic bag tax does not go far enough, say campaigners, 5 October). The exemptions alone will undermine most of the putative savings. Not only that, but, if we had a better waste-disposal system using efficient […]

‘Stop evil plastic bag, Protect city, Save life’

Green Youth activists demanded to enforce the ban on plastic bags to protect environment and human health. As a part of the “International Plastic Bag Free Day, 2015” of July 3rd, Environment and Social development Organization- ESDO organized a Human Chain yesterday at Dhanmondi, Dhaka to create public awareness. Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives/ Global […]

Paralysis by Plastic Plagues Delhi’s Ecosystem

It’s not just cows, but the entire Delhi is gagging on these weapons of mass destruction. A city of 1.82 crore people generates a staggering 690 tonnes of plastic waste every day of which over 40 per cent go recycled. Civic authorities say the daily addition to the waste is 276 tonnes. A huge portion […]

Where Has All the (Sea Trash) Plastic Gone?

When Spanish scientist Andres Cozar Cabanas compiled the first ever global map of ocean trash last July, he inadvertently uncovered a mystery. Much of the plastic he expected to find bobbing in the oceans, given a quadrupling of plastic production in recent years, had “disappeared.” In a new study, published this week by the journal Royal Society Open Science,a […]

We demand the Government enforce the ban on polythene bags

Today is International Plastic Bag Free Day. Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) in partnership with Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) met outside the National Press Club to form a human chain and ask the government to take action and enforce the ban on polythene bags in Bangladesh. The human chain was also an opportunity to […]

With Millions of Tons of Plastic in Oceans, More Scientists Studying Impact

Since most marine debris originates on land, that grim prognosis, say researchers at the University of Georgia, could spell disaster for the oceans, creating an environmental hazard often compared in scope with climate change. “We estimate we’re going to have millions of tons of plastic going into the ocean with, so far, unknown consequences,” says Jenna […]

Plastic shopping bags make a fine diesel fuel

The conversion produces significantly more energy than it requires and results in transportation fuels — diesel, for example — that can be blended with existing ultra-low-sulfur diesels and bio diesels. Other products, such as natural gas, naphtha (a solvent), gasoline, waxes and lubricating oils such as engine oil and hydraulic oil also can be obtained […]

History of the Polythene Campaign

demonstration against plastic bags

Polythene Campaign (Our Success) Under the guidance and direction of ESDO’s Secretary General, Hossain Shahriar, ESDO organised a nation-wide anti-polythene campaign in 1992, which involved the media and support by numerous organisations and public leaders. In 1999, the Ministry of Environment and Forest recognised the anti-polythene campaign as the most important national movement, while in […]

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