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  • Environmental impact on health

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines the environment in relation to health as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviours”.

  • Minipack menace

    Sachet marketing -- selling products in small quantity, usually in minipacks -- has practically revolutionised the business of consumer products over the last few decades. Gradually, however, it is turning into a serious cause for concern.

  • Transparency International Bangladesh TIB Report

    TIB for enforcing law to prevent plastic pollution

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) demands for stronger implementation of law to resist illegal production, marketing and usage of plastic to prevent environment pollution.

  • production and use of polythene

    Ban on polythene: Punish rule violators, experts demand

    Environmentalists demand exemplary punishment for the people who are violating the law banning production and use of polythene.

  • HC moved to protect Gulshan lakes

    The High Court has ordered the government to report on the steps taken for sewerage and waste management of two lakes in Dhaka’s Gulshan area within a month.

  • Cities choke on air pollution

    The quality of air in the capital is extremely unhealthy. The presence of pollutant particles in its air even on a normal day is more than six times the healthy limit. If this sounds scary, then you should know that the air in its neighbouring cities Gazipur and Narayanganj is even worse, according to the Department of Environment (DoE).