Waste Management

Waste Management

Scientists in Singapore transform fruit leftovers into antibacterial bandages

The process extracts cellulose powder from the fruit's husks after they are sliced and freeze-dried, then mixes it with glycerol. This mixture becomes soft hydrogel, which is then cut into bandage ...

Scientists in Singapore transform fruit leftovers into antibacterial bandages

Tannery waste dumped into the river: Polluters must be punished

Prothom Alo investigations have found several tannery owners in the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate dumping untreated waste into Dhaleshwari river though pipes at night

Tannery waste dumped into the river: Polluters must be punished

Dhaka North and South

Waste management in a mess as master plan stalled

Since the two Dhaka city corporations have been following conventionals method of waste management, with the two landfills in Matuail of the capital and Aminbazar of Savar near full capacity, both ...

Waste management in a mess as master plan stalled

Argentina lakes turn pink but the outlook not rosy: Greens

Two lakes in a far-flung coastal region of Patagonia, in Argentina, have turned fluorescent pink, as of yet unexplained phenomena that local environmentalists fear could be harmful

Argentina lakes turn pink but the outlook not rosy: Greens

DSCC

Almost 100pc waste removed from 33 wards

Almost 100 per cent of the sacrificial animal waste in 33 wards of Dhaka South City Corporation has been removed within seven hours from 2.00pm to 9.00pm on Wednesday

Almost 100pc waste removed from 33 wards

Around 900,000 cows to be sacrificed in Dhaka city

Around 900,000 cows will be sacrificed in Dhaka city during this Eid, according to officials of both the Dhaka city corporations

Around 900,000 cows to be sacrificed in Dhaka city

Keep front of house clean or see more garbage: DNCC mayor

DNCC headquarters set a control room to coordinate the waste management. Control room contacts are: 0258814220, 09602222333, 09602222334

Keep front of house clean or see more garbage: DNCC mayor

10 teams to monitor removal of sacrificial animal waste in DSCC

Dhaka South City Corporation has formed 10 teams and set up a central control room to monitor the removal of sacrificial animal waste from 21-24 July

10 teams to monitor removal of sacrificial animal waste in DSCC

South Korean toilet turns excrement into power and digital currency

An average person defecates about 500g a day, which can be converted to 50 litres of methane gas, the environmental engineer said. This gas can generate 0.5kWh of electricity or be used to drive a ...

South Korean toilet turns excrement into power and digital currency

Environment Pollution

No risk management despite rise in e-waste

Some 400,000 tonnes of electrical and electronics waste was produced in Bangladesh in 2018. Only three per cent of it was recycled with the remaining 97 per cent being dumped.

The government has no specific updated data on how much e-waste is produced, destroyed and mixed with soil in Bangladesh every year.
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