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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

Asian countries returning wealthy world's waste

Several Southeast Asian countries, sick of being the wealthy world's rubbish dump, have in recent weeks turned back container-loads of waste from foreign shores.It comes after China last year stopped ...

Asian countries returning wealthy world's waste

Stern action for releasing wastes into rivers: LGRD minister

LGRD and Cooperatives minister Md Tazul Islam on Saturday said stern action would be taken if any industry releases its wastes into rivers without filtration, reports news agency BSS.“Industrial, ...

Stern action for releasing wastes into rivers: LGRD minister

Japan town tries to recycle all its waste

Plastic, paper, metal? In Japan's Kamikatsu, sorting rubbish isn't that simple. Residents face a mind-boggling 45 separate categories for their garbage as the town aims to be "zero-waste" by 2020.And ...

Japan town tries to recycle all its waste

4 bodies and ten tonnes of rubbish collected from Everest

Four bodies have been retrieved from Everest and some ten tonnes of garbage plucked from the mountain at the end of this year's climbing season, Nepal authorities said Monday.Global warming means ...

4 bodies and ten tonnes of rubbish collected from Everest

The three Ws and our impending existential crisis

Our memories are freaky!Once a crisis hits a height, the issue recedes from our memory faster than it reached culmination. In this city of contingencies and crises, people soon get busy with the next ...

The three Ws and our impending existential crisis

Philippines survey shows 'shocking' plastic waste

An audit in the Philippines has shown the country uses a "shocking" amount of single-use plastic, including nearly 60 billion sachets a year, a new report said Friday.The report, produced by the NGO ...

Philippines survey shows 'shocking' plastic waste

Indonesian island clean-up 40 tonnes of rubbish daily

Residents on a string of coral-fringed islands off Jakarta's coast are battling a tidal wave of trash, with more than 40 tonnes of rubbish collected daily over the past week, an official ...

Indonesian island clean-up 40 tonnes of rubbish daily
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