646 tonnes of plastic waste produced in Dhaka every day Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know Time for governments to take biodiversity loss as seriously as climate change Winter Park city leaders to vote on rule to ban single-use plastic How Can ‘Aquaponics’ Farming Help Create Sustainable Food Systems? More sleep or more exercise: the best time trade-offs for children’s health Rare white tiger born at Cuba’s Havana zoo Malaysia permits import of US plastic waste shipment after it passes new UN treaty test The Nijhum Dwip – the Second Largest Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh Massive Methane (CH4) in the air, Bangladesh is at the top of this greenhouse gas emission
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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 […]

Winter Park city leaders to vote on rule to ban single-use plastic

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Dhaka, 5 May, 2021: Winter Park is days away from making an official new rule banning single-use plastic. WESH 2 News looked into how the rule will work and how it will impact residents. Beginning next week, single-use plastics are officially going to be banned from all city-owned buildings and city-sponsored events in Winter Park. "We're […]

Malaysia permits import of US plastic waste shipment after it passes new UN treaty test

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Dhaka, 3 May, 2021: Malaysia has allowed entry of a container of plastic waste shipped from the United States, reversing previous opposition after finding it held only clean, recyclable material, and did not violate a new United Nations treaty banning trade in contaminated plastics. Signatories to the Basel Convention, which came into force on January 1, […]

Matuail landfill’s per hour methane emission equivalent of running nearly 2 lakh cars, says study

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Dhaka, 29 April, 2021: According to emissions-tracking company GHGSat Inc, Matuail Sanitary Landfill situated in Dhaka, emits around 4000 kilograms potent greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere per hour – equivalent of running 1,90,000 traditional cars.  The discovery was made by the company's Hugo satellite on 17 April, said GHGSat's President Stephane Germain, reports Bloomberg.  […]

Toxics Watchdog Group Exposes Online Sale of Chemical Whiteners Laden with Banned Mercury

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Dhaka, 27 April, 2021: The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition today released a new report revealing the unethical and unlawful use of online shopping and social media sites to sell skin bleaching, lightening or whitening products containing mercury, a dangerous poison banned in cosmetic product formulations. The advocacy group for a zero waste and toxics-free society launched the […]

The plastic pandemic: Single-use plastics pile up as Covid-19 delays ban

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Dhaka, 26 April, 2021: People in Bangladesh throw away around 87,000 tons of single-use plastic items every year As the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many Dhaka restaurants to suspend their dine-in options, Nabila Khandakar now has to rely on ordering foods via delivery apps. With every single order, she receives a bunch of takeaway food containers […]

ESDO hopes for a single use plastic free Bangladesh

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‘Single-use plastics’ to be phased out in Australia from 2025 include plastic utensils and straws

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Dhaka, 25 April, 2021: Plastic cutlery and straws are among the types of single-use plastics to be phased out in Australia from 2025 under a plan to reduce plastic waste. A national meeting of environment ministers on Thursday confirmed the phase-out would cover eight types of “problematic and unnecessary” plastic waste: lightweight plastic bags; plastic misleadingly […]

Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

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Dhaka, 22 April, 2021: Every year on April 22, Earth Day, the world's most prominent environmental movement, is observed in an effort to make people aware of the Earth's natural environment. Founded by former US Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day was first observed in the year 1970 with the aim to promote the knowledge of ecology […]

How to stop discarded face masks from polluting the planet

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Dhaka,15 April, 2021: Personal protective equipment is made of plastic and isn't recyclable. Now it’s being found everywhere on earth, including the oceans. The solution isn’t complicated: Throw them away. You’re out for your daily walk. You see a face mask on the ground. Few want to touch what has shielded someone’s potentially virus-laden breath. So […]

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