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

Plastic chokes Dhaka’s drainage


12 Plastic bag manufacturers in Bangladesh may soon have a new job at hand. Beside manufacturing the widely popular packaging material, they might also have to collect the waste generated from their products because thoughtless usage and heedless disposal of waste have become a major environmental and health hazard. Globally, plastic bags have been in use for nearly a century. But Bangladeshis have been using them widely only since the 1980s. And such has been the level of irresponsible usage and the adverse impact on the environment from the very beginning that, in less than 15 years, a ban on their use had to be imposed. Interestingly, Bangladesh was the first country in the world to ban plastic bags. But they are still widely used – ignoring the ban. Then they are thrown anywhere and everywhere, especially the cheap, thin bags in which almost every item of vegetables, groceries and other household goods are packed. The thicker ones are more durable, so they are reused more often. But they are also more expensive, so most shopkeepers do not use them.

Read more: https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/04/09/plastic-chokes-dhakas-drainage/

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