1,525 kgs polythene seized in Ctg | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 13, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 13, 2010

1,525 kgs polythene seized in Ctg

A mobile court of Department of Environment (DoE), Chittagong in a drive yesterday seized 1,525 kilograms of banned polythene raiding eight shops of different markets at the port city's Reazuddin Bazar and fined the shops Tk 39000.
Executive Magistrate Moazzem Hossain led the drive with the help of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) and members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab).
The shops that were fined are Allah r Dan Plastic House, Abdur Rahman Store, Gausia Store, Shahjalal Store, Rahman Store, Sayem Store, Seven Star Polythene and Strong Variety Store.
DoE Chittagong Acting Director Mustafizur Rahman Akhand and other officials were present during the drive.
Mustafizur said polythene is very harmful for environment and foods, if preserved in such polythene bags, can be contaminated.
“Drive against polythene will be carried out every week,” he said.

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