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646 tonnes of plastic waste produced in Dhaka every day

Dhaka, 6 May, 2021: Dhaka city produces 646 tonnes of plastic waste every single day, which is 468 tonnes more than 15 years back in the capital, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan Mercy Tembon said at a programme yesterday. "In Dhaka city alone, plastic waste has gone up from 178 tonnes per day […]

‘Covid-19 medical waste disposal neglected’

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Dhaka, 12 April, 2021: Around 93.4% of the Covid-19 related medical waste is not managed properly, says a recent study Although a year has passed since the pandemic unfolded in Bangladesh, the management of highly hazardous Covid-19 waste has not improved as the authorities remain reluctant to develop an effective mechanism. Experts warn that the amount […]

Urgent need for plastic waste management policy and EPR

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Dhaka, 12 April, 2021: Plastic is one of the indispensable commodity  in our today's life and its usage has gradually been increasing.  The range of plastic products are also varying in nature from kitchen to office. About 5000 companies, mostly small, are producing different types of plastic products meeting  local demand and also contributing to […]

World Wildlife Day: Wild animals no more safe in the wild

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“Wild animals are safe in the wild, children in their mothers’ grasp” – it’s a widely known quote from the travelogue Palamou by Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay. The theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day reminds of it and the theme is "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet." On 20 December 2013, the United Nations, […]

Over 6,000 illegal recycling operations run in BD: Study

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Dhaka, 25 February, 2021: Over 6,000 illegal used lead-acid battery recycling operations are running across the country, leaving an adverse impact on public health and environment, according to a new report. The report was discussed at a capacity building workshop that took place in the capital's Lalmatia on Wednesday, organised by the Environment and Social […]

ESDO had arranged a mobile campaign on “Building Toxic Plastic Free Environment in Bangladesh” on 14th February 2021 in some distinct places of Dhaka city

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Dhaka, 15 February, 2021: To make the people aware of the hazardous effects of toxic plastic, Environment and Social Development Organization- ESDO had arranged a day-long mobile campaign on “Building Toxic Plastic Free Environment in Bangladesh” on 14th February 2021 in some distinct places of Dhaka city. The campaign had started from TSC, University of […]

Study finds carcinogenic chemicals in Dhaka’s water supply

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Dhaka, 25 January, 2021: The study was carried out by the Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) A recent study of Dhaka’s water supply has found the presence of a number of toxic chemicals, including carcinogenic compounds, posing risks to public health in the capital. According to the PFAS Bangladesh Situation Report 2020, traces of […]

মাগুরায় মাত্রাতিরিক্ত সিসা থাকায় কৃষিপণ্য বর্জনের পরামর্শ

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ঢাকা, ২ জানুয়ারী, ২০২১: বারাশিয়া গ্রামের মাটি ও কৃষিপণ্যে অতিরিক্ত সিসার উপস্থিতি আছে। তাই সেখানে উৎপাদিত পণ্য পরিহারের পরামর্শ দিয়েছে প্রাণিসম্পদ বিভাগ। মাগুরা সদর উপজেলার বারাশিয়া গ্রামের মাটি ও কৃষিপণ্যের ১১টি নমুনা পরীক্ষায় মাত্রাতিরিক্ত হারে সিসার উপস্থিতি পাওয়া গেছে। এমন পরিস্থিতিতে প্রাণঘাতী সিসার বিষক্রিয়া থেকে মুক্তি পেতে সেখানকার খেতে উৎপাদিত কৃষিপণ্য খাদ্যতালিকা থেকে সরিয়ে নেওয়ার পরামর্শ […]

ম্যানগ্রোভ ভিত্তিক মৎস্য চাষে বাঁচাবে পরিবেশ, বাঁচাবে কৃষক

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ঢাকা, ২ জানুয়ারী, ২০২১: গ্রীষ্মমন্ডলীয় উপকূলীয় অঞ্চলের ম্যানগ্রোভ বন পৃথিবীর সবচেয়ে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ও উৎপাদনশীল পরিবেশের মধ্যে অন্যতম। এসকল ম্যানগ্রোভ বনের কার্বন সংরক্ষণ ক্ষমতা ব্যাপক যা বিশ্বের জলবায়ু স্থিতিশীল করা ও উপকূলীয় অঞ্চল রক্ষায় গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকা পালন করে। এটি অসংখ্য প্রজাতির মাছের প্রজনন ও পালনক্ষেত্র যা উপকূলীয় মৎস্য সম্পদের জন্য গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। এই প্রতিবেশ ব্যবস্থা গ্রীষ্মমন্ডলীয় ঘূর্নিঝড়ের […]

Toxic Radon gas detected in indoor air in Dhaka

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Dhaka, 28 December, 2020: Researchers have detected the toxic and unhealthy radon gas presence in indoor air in Dhaka city for the first time in the country. The Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) on Monday came up with the information in their study titled ‘Air Pollution in Bangladesh’. Shahriar Hossain, secretary-general of the ESDO, […]

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