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Smith, Greenstein Bill Banning Single-Use Plastics Passes Senate

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chair Senator Bob Smith and Senate Environment and Energy Committee Vice-Chair Senator Linda Greenstein, which would prohibit stores and food service businesses from providing single-use plastic bags, paper bags, and polystyrene foam cups and food containers to their customers, passed the Senate today. The bill, S-2776, […]

Plastic packaging ban ‘could harm environment

Consumer pressure to end plastic packaging in shops could actually be harming the environment, a report says. Firms are swapping to other packaging materials which are potentially even worse for the environment, the cross-party Parliamentary group warns. Glass bottles, for instance, are much heavier than plastic so are far more polluting to transport. Paper bags […]

HC to govt: Ban single use plastic products and enforce polythene ban

The High Court on Monday directed the authorities concerned to ban single use plastic products in coastal areas, hotels, motels, and restaurants across the country within the next one year. The High Court bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman gave the order on Monday, reports BSS. The order was issued following […]

Bangladesh High Court orders ban on single use plastic

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s High Court on Monday ordered the government to ban single-use plastics in coastal areas and in hotels and restaurants in one year to combat pollution. In 2002 the south Asian nation was among the first countries to ban the use of plastic and polythene bags in an effort to stop them […]

How our rivers fared in 2019

The year 2019 saw both good and bad developments for our rivers. On the good side, the first thing to be mentioned is the High Court’s judgement of February 3, declaring rivers as a “legal entity,” having rights similar to a living person. The High Court appointed the National River Protection Commission as the guardian […]

Plastic: The Largest Predator in Our Oceans

LONDON, Dec 20 2019 (IPS) – Plastic pollution is currently the largest global threat to marine life. Each year, 10-20 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans, killing approximately 100,000 marine mammals and over a million seabirds. Whilst the media has certainly helped raise awareness and inspire a change of attitude towards plastics, the amount of plastic in […]

Colgate’s New Bamboo Toothbrush Is A Sign That Tides Are Changing

Colgate has just unveiled their first ever eco-friendly toothbrush, made from 100% biodegradable and sustainably grown bamboo. The company launched the product as a part of its mission to reduce overall plastic waste and improve its social impact. The move is reflective of a broad shift in the climate where companies across the board, including major brands, […]

Ditch the plastic to save the planet

Bangladesh has a chance to play a major part in the reduction of plastic pollution Plastic pollution is a problem that plagues the entire world, and Bangladesh is no exception. In spite of laws designed to get rid of polythene bags — one of our main sources of plastic pollution — and in spite of […]

How are banned polythene bags still in the market?

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 […]

Who are the top five plastic polluters in the world?

The major plastic polluters failed to manage their plastic wastes effectively, A brand audit report by Break Free from Plastic (BFFP) movement have identified Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Mondelēz International as the top five plastic polluters in the world. As part of Global Week of Action against single use plastic, Environment and Social Development […]

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