World Environment Day 2018 | The Daily Star
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rivers are dying

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

  • 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.