EU rules out tax on plastic products to reduce waste Climate change in the Caribbean – learning lessons from Irma and Maria Time to shine: Solar power is fastest-growing source of new energy Coca-Cola Produced More Than 110 Billion Plastic Bottles Last Year Natural health service: wildlife volunteers get mental health boost Bags for life carry food poisoning risk if used for raw meat or fish We are all at risk from poisonous mercury. It’s time to take action Climate change made Lucifer heatwave far more likely, scientists find Climate experts criticize Scotland’s greenhouse emissions cuts strategy Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top government scientist
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Coca-Cola Produced More Than 110 Billion Plastic Bottles Last Year

Every second, more than 20,000 drinks in plastic bottles are purchased around the globe. That adds up to more than 1 million bottles a minute and nearly 500 billion bottles per year. It may come as no surprise then that the largest beverage manufacturer, Coca-Cola, reportedly manufactured more than 110 billion plastic bottles in 2016. The environmental activist group Greenpeace claims […]

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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