Ten more elephants poisoned by poachers in Zimbabwe Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions Ratty returns: hundreds of water voles released in UK’s biggest reintroduction Marine expert warns of climate emergency as fish abandon tropical waters Plastic polluted Arctic islands are dumping ground for Gulf Stream Plastic polluted Arctic islands are dumping ground for Gulf Stream EU moves to restrict hormone-disrupting chemical found in plastics ‘Plankton explosion’ turns Istanbul’s Bosphorus turquoise Climate change study in Canada’s Hudson Bay thwarted by climate change Global demand for coal falls in 2016 for second year in a row
Category archives for: No waste

The eco guide to good plastic

Last summer Adidas released a good-looking trainer with uppers made using plastic recovered from the ocean. Everyone was very excited, but my response was: “That’s not the most efficient way of cleaning up the ocean.” Cruel, but I had no choice. If we carry on creating and consuming plastic as we are now, and hoping that trainer […]

Tesco and Sainsbury’s ban plastic cotton buds to cut waste

UK’s two largest supermarket chains will replace the plastic stems with paper ones in all own-brand products by the end of 2017. The UK’s two largest supermarket chains have committed to end the sale of cotton buds with plastic stems, which are the most common litter from toilets flushed on to the country’s beaches. Both Tesco and […]

Launching of Zero Waste Resource Center(ZWRC) in Rajshahi

ESDO has recently launched its first Zero Waste Resource Center in Godagari, Rajshahi. On Saturday 22 February 2014, ESDO staff and Lahanti Foundation Staff showed World Vision, Bangladesh (WVB) staff to Mohalan, our pilot Zero Waste Village and to witness the launch of the Zero Waste Resource Center (ZWRC). Mr. Graner Marak, Divisional Director of WVB and Mr. […]

Mishandling of Hazardous Wastes:Wal-Mart Is Fined $82 Million

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD Published: May 28, 2013 Wal-Mart Stores pleaded guilty Tuesday to improperly dumping hazardous waste in California and Missouri, agreeing to pay almost $82 million in fines. The retailer was charged with six counts of violating the Clean Water Act in California and one count of violating a federal law related to pesticide […]

Waste in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh waste is collected informally and often burnt

Trend of Urban Waste Creation in Bangladesh There is an increasing rate of waste generation in Bangladesh and it is projected to reach 47, 064 tonnes per day by 2025. The Waste Generation Rate (kg/cap/day) is expected to increase to 0.6 in 2025. A significant percentage of the population has zero access to proper waste […]

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