Waste Management

Waste Management

China to end all waste imports on 1 Jan

China’s solid waste imports stood at 13.48 million tonnes last year -- down from 22.63 million tonnes in 2018 -- and that figure for the first 10 months of this year was down 42.7 per cent year on ...

orkers remove garbage from the Yangtze River in Yichang, in central China's Hubei province on 26 November 2020

Sweden eager to work for Bangladesh’s power-energy sector: Envoy

Newly appointed Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexandra Berg Von Linde on Tuesday said Sweden is interested to work closely with Bangladesh government for the development of its power and energy ...

Poles of electricity transmission lines in Matarbari

Speakers urge for effective e-waste management

Speakers at a discussion urged for an integrated collaboration of policy formulation and intervention, community awareness, effective waste management system, knowledge creation and recycling of ...

Speakers urge for effective e-waste management

COVID-19 pandemic

93pc medical waste remains out of proper management

93.4 per cent of COVID-19-related health-safety and medical waste remains out of proper treatment while merely 6.6 per cent are managed properly in Bangladesh.

93pc medical waste remains out of proper management

Electricity production from waste without survey

Dhaka North City Corporation has taken up a project to generate electricity from waste without any environmental and economic feasibility study

Heap of wastes at Karwan Bazar, Dhaka

Aminbazar waste-to-energy plant to be a gamechanger: LGRD minister

Describing the waste-to-energy plant as his dream project, Tazul Islam warned that no irregularity and corruption will be tolerated in the project

Local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Md Tazul Islam talks to media after visiting the Aminbazar dumping station and Gabtoli mechanical workshop in Dhaka on 22 August 2020

Municipality wastes killing off Titas, Buri rivers

Rampant dumping of local waste by the cleaners of the Nabinagar municipality in Titas river is slowly killing it off alongside the tributary Buri river.

Municipality wastes killing off Titas, Buri rivers

Malaysia uncovers largest abandoned shipment of illegal toxic waste from Romania

Malaysia discovered 110 containers of hazardous heavy metals from Romania and bound for Indonesia that had illegally entered the country and were abandoned last month, its largest case of dumped ...

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Will COVID-19 spur a plastic comeback?

This increasing production of plastic items will have two serious consequences in future. Firstly, growing amount of plastic products will beget a huge quantity of hazardous plastic waste. ...

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Stop exporting toxic chemicals to poorer countries, UN to wealthy states

The expert commended France for recent legislation stopping the export of chemicals prohibited domestically

The Syncrude tar sands plant and tailings pond at their tar sands operation north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, on 3 November 2011. A tailings pond holds all the toxic waste from oil sands extraction process
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