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

Over 10,000 tonnes of laminated plastic waste generated in Dhaka: Study


Over 10,000 tonnes of laminated plastic waste is generated in Dhaka every year from various sources, causing several health and environmental hazards. Most of such laminated waste cannot be recycled, and there is no arrangement for their disposal, according to a study report. The study titled ‘Thermal lamination films: An Incising Health Hazards and Environmental Havoc of Dhaka City’ focused exclusively on laminated posters, leaflets and stickers being used in the city. The report also said laminated posters and campaign materials being used in Dhaka city corporations election campaigns also contributed to the hazards. This year, an estimated 304 million plastic laminated posters have been printed and displayed for election campaigns. Besides, an estimated 2472 tonnes of laminated plastic wastes are expected to be generated from the city corporations elections only, according to Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) study revealed on Tuesday.

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