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Waste Management

Waste Management

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

Rivers must not be ultimate destination of mask, gloves wastes

The High Court in 2019 declared the rivers as living beings, which means, the legal rights of rivers have been acknowledged. But disposal of hundreds of millions of masks and gloves in the rivers ...

Rivers must not be ultimate destination of mask, gloves wastes

Medical waste poses risk of spreading COVID-19

Kamalapur Railway General Hospital, a selected hospital for coronavirus patients, has reportedly been dumping medical waste into outside dustbins instead of using biohazard bags.

Medical waste poses risk of spreading COVID-19

Narayanganj struggling to deal with medical wastes

A good number of hospitals in Narayanganj city keep dumping medical wastes in the open ignoring their consequences on the environment and human health.Locals alleged the situation has become worse as ...

Narayanganj struggling to deal with medical wastes

Chattogram, Rajshahi cities set example in garbage collection

Chattogram and Rajshahi city corporations engage their own cleaners to collect garbage from homes of city dwellers.The city corporations pay the cleaners and the charge for waste collection is ...

Chattogram, Rajshahi cities set example in garbage collection

Waste of slaughtered animals still strewn around the city

The mayors of the two Dhaka city corporations of Dhaka claimed a day after Eid that they had fully removed the waste from cattle slaughtered on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha within 24 hours. While such ...

Waste of slaughtered animals still strewn around the city
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