World Environment Day 2018

World Environment Day 2018

Graves of polythene

In 2002, Bangladesh became the first country in the world to ban thinner plastic bags. The unprecedented step generated a lot of positive buzz.

Rivers are dying

Rivers surrounding the capital -- the Buriganga, the Shitalakhya, the Balu, and the Turag -- are dying due to mindless pollution.

River Korotoa: In peril for pollution

The Korotoa river in Bogra is nearly choking as the waters run low and pollutants are pumped in from the municipality sewerage and local industries.

Canal dies of plastic menace

If you visit the Kalsi canal in Mirpur, you are bound to mistake the canal for a landfill owing to it being chock-a-block with a thick layer of plastic waste.