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

Lamination woes won’t go away soon

There is a major concern over the disposal of tonnes of laminated campaign posters without causing further damage to the environment and public health. The city corporations yesterday started taking down the posters, most of which contain a non-degradable laminating film. Officials at Dhaka north and south city corporations said it would take them well over a week to remove the posters that are quite an eyesore. The DSCC plans to dump these in Matuail landfill while the DNCC is looking for organisations interested in recycling them, officials said. But experts said it would not be possible to fully recycle the laminated posters. Meanwhile, the roads are being littered with some of the tattered posters and some posters have ended up in open drains. In the weeks preceding Saturday’s elections to Dhaka north and south city corporations, millions of laminated and polythene-covered posters blocked whatever is left of the city skyline. As environmentalists raised concerns over disposal, the High Court on January 22 ordered the production and display of laminated posters to stop. But the posters became more ubiquitous by the hour. The Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO) last month said around 2,472 tonnes of plastic waste would be generated from the campaigns.

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