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    City bodies lack poster plastic disposal mechanism

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:49am on January 26, 2020

    Before the High Court banned laminated posters in city corporation election campaigns on Wednesday, the election runners had already wrapped their posters with plastics enough...

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    Leather, plastic, light engineering identified for export diversification

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:19pm on January 12, 2020

    The International Finance Corporation has identified three sectors — leather and footwear, plastics, and light engineering — as highly potential areas for export diversification beyond...

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    High Court orders ban on throwaway plastic containers in coastal areas 

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 06:50pm on January 06, 2020

    The High Court Division on Monday directed the government to ban in one year the use of throwaway plastic containers by hotels, motels and restaurants...

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    Thai retailers ban single-use plastic bags

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:36pm on January 02, 2020

    Thai retailers kicked off 2020 with a ban on single-use plastic bags, joining the battle against throwaway carriers in the Southeast Asian nation where citizens...

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    Egypt beach resorts fight global scourge of plastic trash

    Agence France-Presse . Hurghada, Egypt | Updated at 10:57pm on December 22, 2019

    Combing the Red Sea beach at an Egyptian luxury resort, workers find bagfuls of plastic garbage -- but the news isn’t all bad, thanks to...

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    Plastic factory fire death toll reaches 21

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:54pm on December 19, 2019

    Another worker, who sustained burn injuries in the plastic factory fire at Keraniganj recently, died at hospital in Dhaka on Thursday, raising the death toll...

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    3 more workers die, death toll rises to 18

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:40am on December 16, 2019

    Four more workers, who have suffered serious burns in Prime Pet and Plastic Industries Limited fire, died at Sheikh Hasina Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute...

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    Owner Nazrul, 12 others sued

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:42am on December 14, 2019

    A case has been filed against the owner of Prime Pet and Plastic Industries Limited, Md Nazrul Islam, and 12 others pertaining to a fire...

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    Keraniganj plastic factory was illegal

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:40am on December 13, 2019

    The plastic factory which was razed by a devastating fire in Dhaka claiming lives of at least 13 people was illegal, measurably lacked safety measures...

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    Syria puppeteer offers Idlib children breathing space

    Agence France-Presse . Saraqib | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2019

    Walid Abu Rashed walks past bombed-out buildings in war-torn northwest Syria, carrying a large wooden board and a plastic bag filled with puppets while dozens...