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    Ban single-use plastic to save environment, health: activists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:08am on November 04, 2019

    Green activists at a workshop in Dhaka on Sunday asked the government to ban single-use plastic spoons and other plastic objects to save environment and...

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    87,000 tonnes of single-use plastics thrown away annually: study

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:16am on October 22, 2019

    Annually 87,000 tonnes of single-use plastic containers are thrown away in Bangladesh causing serious health hazards and  environmental pollution, revealed a study. The two-year study...

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    Spooked by Modi’s plastics ban, India Inc seeks clarity, exemptions

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:01am on September 18, 2019

    Companies in India will seek exemptions from the government’s planned ban on certain plastic items, fearing the move will disrupt supply chains and raise costs...

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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...

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    Plastic factory catches fire at Chawk Bazar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on August 15, 2019

    A fire broke out at a plastic factory at Chawkbazar in Dhak on Wednesday night. fire service officials said that 15 fire engines were engaged...

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    Mexican cactus may be used as substitute of plastics

    Agence France-Presse . Guadalajara, Mexico | Updated at 02:05pm on August 07, 2019

    Mexico’s prickly pear cactus, which is emblazoned on the country’s flag, could soon play a new and innovative role in the production of biodegradable plastics...

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    Bigger problems for Trump than plastic straws

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    Swapping paper for plastic turned out to be the last straw for Donald Trump, who said Friday there are ‘bigger problems’ than plastic drinking straws...

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    Zero waste: the global plastics crisis

    Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    PLASTIC pollution is everywhere. It litters beaches, clogs up oceans, chokes marine life, is ingested by seabirds that then starve to death, and has even...

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    Dead whale had 40kg of plastic in stomach

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2019

    A starving whale with 40 kilos of plastic trash in its stomach has died after being washed ashore in the Philippines, activists said Monday, calling...

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    Grieving in the anthropocene

    Kenn Orphan | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2019

    A FEW years ago I saw my first glacier. I was on a trip to Alaska with my family before my father died and he...