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    Food waste management

    Bipasha Saikia and Bishaldeep Kakati | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2020

    ACCORDING to the Food and Agricultural Organisation, every year one-third of the food produced across the globe goes to waste. The staggering amount is a...

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    Recycling of plastic wastes

    Nadira Islam | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2020

    PLASTIC is a widely used item in everyday life and its importance is increasing in the present world. Because of the growing use and importance...

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    A degrading government failure of a non-biodegradable issue

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2020

    THE plastic wastes piled up blocking the opening of a canal onto the River Buriganga in Purba Rasulpur of Kamrangirchar in Dhaka, as it has...

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    Dhaka’s hygiene crises threaten public health

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:23am on December 20, 2019

    Lack of safe water, sewage treatment, safe disposal of solid wastes and unavailable and affordable sanitation facilities in public spaces continue to haunt Dhaka, for...

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    Water and waste pollutions threaten city hygiene: Adil Mohammed Khan

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:16am on December 20, 2019

    Jahangirnagar University urban planning professor and also general secretary of the Bangladesh Institute of Planners Adil Mohammed Khan said that different types of pollutions around...

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    Untreated faecal matters threaten public health in Bangladesh

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:07am on November 01, 2019

    Inability to manage sewage poses serious health hazard for the Dhaka population. An overpopulated urban centre, which is almost bursting at the seams, is now...

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    Wastes must not be dumped, get into rivers

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    THE Savar municipality’s unplanned and chaotic disposal of wastes of all kinds on low lands, canals and river banks is worrying as the wastes continue...

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    Solid wastes cause growing concern for habitat

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 01:14am on October 07, 2019

    With very limited waste management facilities in both urban and rural areas in the country, Bangladesh will observe today the World Habitat Day 2019, looking...

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    Well-planned waste disposal can save Cox’s Bazar

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2019

    THE Cox’s Bazar sea beach, the most frequented and well-known tourist location that drew 300,000 visitors in 2018, is reported to be choking with mountains...

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    Plastic packaging needs to be banned

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2019

    MANAGING plastic wastes is increasingly becoming an environmental and economic challenge, even for Bangladesh. Plastic pollution continues unabated raising serious threats to humans and animals...