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Category archives for: Zero waste

DNCC & DSCC Election Posters waste gets 2500 Ton More Than Ten Thousand Tons of laminated plastic waste generated in Dhaka city yearly

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Dhaka, 28 January, 2020: More than ten thousand ton of laminated plastic waste is generated from different sources in Dhaka every year, which causes health hazards and environmental havoc. ESDO has conducted a Study on “Thermal lamination films: An Incising Health Hazards and Environmental Havoc of Dhaka City”, which focused exclusively on laminated posters, leaflets, […]

Eighty percent of beach rubbish is plastic

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Analysis by the Blue Islands project has found that 80% of rubbish on three beaches in Majorca is plastic and that the average on beaches on islands in the Mediterranean as a whole is 92%. These percentages relate to the 2019 study, for which the beaches of El Torà (Paguera), Es Caragol (Santanyi) and Sa Canova (Arta, […]

Substandard electronic products lead to sizable e-waste: Shahriar Hossain

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Environment and Social Development Organization secretary general Shahriar Hossain said that for low-quality products in the market in Bangladesh was responsible for a sizable e-waste every year while the country had no mechanism of e-waste management. He said that the substandard products flooding the market also cheated the customers out of the prices they pay […]

Bangladesh High Court orders ban on single use plastic

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

Dead Whale, 220 Pounds of Debris Inside, Is a ‘Grim Reminder’ of Ocean Trash

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A dead sperm whale that washed up on a Scottish beach had more than 220 pounds of tangled netting, rope, plastic and other debris inside its stomach, according to a local whale research group. The 10-year-old male whale was found Nov. 30 on Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides after becoming stranded on a sand […]

Ditch the plastic to save the planet

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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 […]

Some 700 schools to take part in Zero-Waste Day

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Students and staff of over 700 Belgian schools are to take part on Thursday in a zero-waste day by taking actions such as avoiding plastic wrappings, the GoodPlanet association, which is the behind the initiative, said on Wednesday. This awareness-building day is part of the European Week for Waste Reduction. GoodPlanet, whose aim is a […]

A new initiative lets you do some shopping with zero waste

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There’s a new approach to plastic waste that’s set to launch in France and the United States next month, with some of the planet’s biggest brands on board to help consumers make a zero-waste transition. Read More: https://www.sustainability-times.com/green-consumerism/a-new-initiative-lets-you-do-some-shopping-with-zero-waste/

Signatories of new Zero Waste pledge are not always committed, said Zero Waste Europe

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Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has responded to the C40 network declaration “Advancing towards Zero Waste” by stating that the signatories “don’t always translate into consistent commitments.”  So far, 25 cities and regions from the global North have signed the declaration, which aims to reduce waste by 15%, halve landfill and incineration by 2030 and recycle 70% of waste. The declaration endorses the importance […]

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