Beat the Plastic Pollution, Ban the Bag Budget earmarks $500m to mitigate Great Barrier Reef climate change Aluminum Cookware: A Major Source of Lead and Other Toxic Metal Contamination in Bangladesh Bin liners to takeaway containers – ideas to solve your plastic conundrums ‘Infinitely’ recyclable plastic created by chemists for first time The hills are alive with the signs of plastic: even Swiss mountains are polluted UK retailers ‘will not suffer financial losses’ from bottle deposit scheme Climate change to drive migration from island homes sooner than thought UK supermarkets launch voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging Record levels of plastic discovered in Arctic sea ice
Category archives for: Zero waste

Is it possible to live without plastic?

For 70 years, the world’s plastic usage has grown inexorably from humble beginnings to a position where humanity now produces roughly its own weight in plastic every year.But is there a turning point in view? Guardian revelations about the scale of plastic waste and the threat it poses has finally prompted the authorities to take the issue […]

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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