The High Court directs the authorities concerned of the government to immediately stop the operation of poultry and fish feed factories across the country that use hazardous tannery waste for production and to submit a report to it after complying with the directive within a month.
The standard narrative of the Southeast Asia plastic crisis has a puzzling blind spot. The typical story goes that consumers and governments shoulder all the blame—consumers for using and then tossing out too much plastic, and governments for not instituting adequate waste management systems. But that narrative obviously doesn’t tell the whole story.
Authorities are pulling down illegal establishments along the banks of Turag River in Mirpur. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) demolished at least three buildings in Kaundia Ghat area.
Dr Saleemul Huq, director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), has been named among the “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019”, with the likes of David Attenborough and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.