water pollution

Shut factories operating illegally, polluting Buriganga: HC

The High Court orders the Department of Environment (DoE) DoE to shut down the operations of all industries, factories and other structures on both shores of Buriganga River, which running without its approval and polluting the river.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Execution of law, accountability essential to save rivers: Speakers

Ensuring accountability of government agencies in-charge of conserving rivers, empowering National River Conservation Commission (NRCC), enhancing the institutional capacity, and executing concerned laws with political commitment are some of the essential factors to save the country’s rivers, speakers in a roundtable discussion have said.

December 8, 2019
December 8, 2019

Shut factories operating illegally, polluting Buriganga: HC

The High Court orders the Department of Environment (DoE) DoE to shut down the operations of all industries, factories and other structures on both shores of Buriganga River, which running without its approval and polluting the river.

February 12, 2019
February 12, 2019

Worries over wastewater

Textile industries would be dumping a mind-boggling 20,300 crore litres of untreated wastewater into the country's waterbodies every year from 2021 if the current situation did not improve, said a Buet study.

June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018

Dhaleshwari in danger

The pollution level in the Dhaleshwari has worsened ever since the Tannery Industrial Estate was set up near the river in Savar.

December 30, 2017
December 30, 2017

Poisoning the Dhaleshwari

After the Buriganga, the tannery industry is now polluting the Dhaleshwari river, as the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) for treating liquid waste and hazardous chemicals is yet to be fully operational.

September 17, 2017
September 17, 2017

Water: Garments’ invisible price

Bangladesh boasts as the world’s number two garment exporter. Every third European has a t-shirt made in Bangladesh on his back. Every fifth American wears jeans manufactured in Bangladesh. But this is not a story of how many million pieces we export. This is a story of the invisible price we pay every time a jeans rolls out of a factory in Bangladesh. The western buyers little know how much water, that precious resource, was used to wash and dye his shirt. The figures are mind boggling.

June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017

What happens to our e-waste?

What do you do with the damaged battery or chargers of your cell phone? Where do you keep your fused bulbs and abandoned switches? What about obsolete computer accessories?

March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017

Pollution From Waste: Buriganga water shows signs of improvement

However insignificant, the quality of Buriganga water is showing signs of improvement.

April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016

ADB signs $30m loan for garment sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signs a $30-million loan deal with Brac Bank, which will be used to finance the construction and upgrade of garment factories in Bangladesh.

January 23, 2016
January 23, 2016

No standards set for water filters

Companies never tire of boasting about their products, and consumers are easily enticed. But in the case of water purifiers and filters,