Plastic pollution caused by irresponsible tourist behaviour is wreaking havoc on Sundarbans ecosystems, according to speakers at a seminar yesterday.
Plastic pollution is deteriorating the germination capacity of soil by killing larvae, microbes and earthworms that enriches the soil’s fertility, said speakers at a seminar yesterday.
Due to the growing population and lack of arable land per capita, the country must preserve the environment and plant more trees to provide a healthy and secure living environment for future generations, said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud yesterday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the widespread use and mismanagement of single-use plastic products are destabilising the ecosystem
G7 environment and climate ministers pledged to end new plastic pollution in their countries by 2040, they said in a statement released today after talks in northern Japan
.Plastics entering the world's oceans have surged by an "unprecedented" amount since 2005 and could nearly triple by 2040 if no further action is taken, according to research published on Wednesday..An estimated 171 trillion plastic particles were afloat in the oceans by 2019, accord
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has asked all government offices at the district level and coastal areas to take measures for stopping the use of single-use plastic.
In a separate circular, it has asked the deputy commissioners to shut down all illegal brick kilns immediately to prevent air pollution