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

Single-Use Plastic Sachets Should Be Banned, Say Environmental Campaigners


On Wednesday, social impact group A Plastic Planet published an open letter urging the government to include sachets – used for everything from ketchup and vinegar to shampoo – in European and UK legislation which bans other “throwaway” items such as plastic straws and cotton buds.

In the letter, the group states that 855bn sachets are used every year globally – enough to cover the entire surface of the Earth – while many are thrown away without even being opened.

It adds that the sachets have fallen through a “legal loophole” and are causing untold damage to the planet. 

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