Int’l conference on safe waste management ends

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:34, Feb 28,2021


A two-day international conference on waste management ended on Sunday with 10-ponit recommendations for Bangladesh and other developing countries for adopting zero-tolerance policy in medical and solid waste managements in the municipalities and district towns.

Chairman of the conference Muhammad Alamgir, also a member of the University Grants Commission, read out 10-point resolutions developed from the papers and studies presented in the two-day virtual conference with the participations of scholars from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bauhaus University in Germany, Padova University in Italy, Jadavpur University in India and others.

The resolution recommended introducing effective waste-management policies by all the developing and least developed countries, taking 5-R policy for reusing and recycling wastes and introducing ‘polluters pay policy’ for punishing highly polluting industries with greater amount of fine.

It also recommended encouraging researches at the universities for developing more effective waste management technologies, sharing technologies among the developed and developing countries, ensuring improved sanitation facilities and developing better sanitation and waste management system at the Rohingya refugee camp in Bhashan Char.

‘After attaining the status of developing country, Bangladesh must take effective measures for proper waste management,’ said Alamgir who initiated the conference in 2009 while being a professor at the university of engineering and technology.

He said that the conference was organised in the alternative years and in the seventh conference that ended on Sunday was participated by Professor Eckhard Kraft of Bauhaus University, Professor Raffaello Cossu and Professor Maria C Lavagnolo of Padova University, Professor Sadhan Ghosh of Jadavpur University, Professor QH Bari and Professor Khandokar Mahbub Hossain of KUET.

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