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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 […]

পরিবারের পুষ্টি চাহিদা মেটায় খোরশেদের ছাদবাগান

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ঢাকা, ১১ এপ্রিল, ২০২১: দীর্ঘদিন প্রবাসে ছিলেন মো. খোরশেদ আলম। বর্তমানে ঠিকাদারী পেশায় নিয়োজিত আছেন। নারায়ণগঞ্জের সিদ্ধিরগঞ্জ হাউজিং এলাকায় পরিবার নিয়ে তার স্থায়ী বসবাস। কৃষক পরিবারের সন্তান হওয়ায় কৃষির সাথে ছোটবেলা থেকেই ঘনিষ্ঠতা রয়েছে তার। কৃষিকে ভালোবেসেই ১০ বছর আগে নিজ বাড়ির ছাদে (৬তলা) গড়ে তোলেন শখের বাগান। ১৬০০ বর্গফুটের ছাদে বাগান করে খোরশেদ পরিবারের […]

ESDO organized an Project Inception Workshop for the project “Building Zero Waste Community for a pollution free environment in Bangladesh”

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Dhaka, 12 September, 2020: ESDO organized a project inception workshop entitled “Building Zero Waste Communities for a Pollution-Free Environment in Bangladesh” on 12th September 2020 with the relevant stakeholders along with the officials of the Government. Mr Md. Atiqul Islam, Respected Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation. Besides, Dr A.K.M. Rafique Ahammed, Director General, Department […]

Air quality of Dhaka improves

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Dhaka, April 26, 2020: The air quality of Dhaka showed signs of improvement on Sunday morning. The capital was ranked 18th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) with a score of 96, around 8:25am. The air quality was classified as ‘moderate’. Pakistan’s Lahore, Indonesia's Jakarta, and China’s Shenzhen occupied the first three spots in […]

The corona-virus conundrum for Bangladesh apparel industry

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The corona-virus, which has already killed hundreds of people in China and is now making its way across the globe, will inevitably cause significant disruption to apparel supply chains during 2020. The question is, to what extent, for how long, and how will Bangladesh be impacted? Already, we are seeing that the virus is impacting […]

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed passes away

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Brac founder and Chair Emeritus Sir Fazle Hasan Abed passed away at Apollo Hospitals Dhaka tonight. He was 83. Sir Abed, who was undergoing treatment at the hospital for brain cancer, breathed his last around 8:28pm, Ashif Saleh, executive director of the Brac confirmed The Daily Star. His body will be kept at army stadium on December 22 […]

Climate change ‘will create world’s biggest refugee crisis

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Tens of millions of people will be forced from their homes by climate change in the next decade, creating the biggest refugee crisis the world has ever seen, according to a new report.Senior US military and security experts have told the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) study that the number of climate refugees will dwarf those […]

Fazle Hasan Abed dedicates food prize to women fighting against poverty

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BRAC founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed has dedicated the World Food Prize to women fighting against poverty. World Food Prize Foundation Chairman John Ruan III handed him the prize on Friday in Iowa, USA, a BRAC media statement said. It announced the award last July. The World Food Prize recognises achievements of individuals who have made vital […]

History of the Polythene Campaign

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Polythene Campaign (Our Success) Under the guidance and direction of ESDO’s Secretary General, Hossain Shahriar, ESDO organised a nation-wide anti-polythene campaign in 1992, which involved the media and support by numerous organisations and public leaders. In 1999, the Ministry of Environment and Forest recognised the anti-polythene campaign as the most important national movement, while in […]

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