Stop plastic usage in Cox’s Bazar, Rohingya camps

Speakers demand

Tonnes of plastic waste is produced in Cox's Bazar and Rohingya camps every day, which ultimately end up in rivers and sea, said speakers at an event in Cox's Bazar yesterday.

They demanded to stop plastic use to save biodiversity, in a programme titled "Using Plastic Must be Stopped in Cox's Bazar and Rohingya Camps".

The speakers said plastic covers about 40 percent of the ocean surface, and scientists fear that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2030.

Speakers also said the Bhakkhali river of Cox's Bazar is full of polythene now. The use of plastic in Cox's Bazar and Rohingya camps must be stopped immediately.

Chief Executive of PAHLS and CCNF Co-Chair Abu Morshed Chowdhury, said,"We need to stop using plastic if we want to save our blue economy. For this, we need proper execution of government law."

Mizanur Rahman Bahadur, assistant director of COAST, and CCNF member secretary Zahangir Alam jointly moderated the event.


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