Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

Laminated Posters In City Polls: A big threat to environment

Although they promised a clean and green Dhaka city, mayor and councillor candidates in the DSCC and the DNCC polls have flooded their areas with laminated posters, which are harmful for the environment. The candidates are using posters laminated with plastic to protect those from rainwater and humidity during the electioneering period. Visiting nine wards of the two city corporations, this correspondent found most of the posters were laminated. The situation is similar in areas in nearly 20 other wards, locals said. According to environmentalists, such posters pose a serious threat to the environment. They said the laminated posters could neither be destroyed nor recycled. Therefore, the posters will be in the dumping grounds for years only to add to environment pollution, they said, adding that the huge quantity of single-use plastic would clog the drains and cause waterlogging in the coming rainy season.

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