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OP-ED: Plastic is not fantastic

OP-ED: Plastic is not fantastic

Shafin Saif

Tue, Jun 22 2021

Exploring alternatives to plastic is more important than ever

WHO: Soaring e-waste affecting health...

‘Soaring e-waste affecting health of...

Health

Tue, Jun 15 2021

WHO report calls for more effective, binding action to protect children from growing health threat

Plastic goods manufacturers demand withdrawal...

Plastic goods makers demand withdrawal...

Business

Mon, Jun 7 2021

They sought withdrawal of 15% VAT from locally made plastic toys

Polybag ban fails to discourage

Polybag ban fails to discourage

Environment

Fri, May 21 2021

Bangladesh became the first country in the world to ban plastic and polythene bags in 2002

The plastic pandemic: Single-use plastics...

Single-use plastics pile up as Covid-19...

Bangladesh

Wed, Apr 21 2021

People in Bangladesh throw away around 87,000 tons of single-use plastic items every year

OP-ED: Plastics in my life

OP-ED: Plastics in my life

Ekram Kabir

Sat, Mar 6 2021

Plastics are everywhere in our lives. Is there a way out? 

OP-ED: An unlikely saviour for the...

OP-ED: An unlikely saviour for the...

OP-ED Contributor

Sat, Dec 19 2020

PET may solve our plastic problem

India's railways reintroduce tea in...

Indian railways return tea in clay...

South Asia

Thu, Dec 3 2020

Plastic cups to be replaced in a bid to reduce environmental pollution

Sri Lanka battles to stop elephants...

Sri Lanka battles to stop elephants...

South Asia

Mon, Nov 30 2020

Sri Lanka's elephant population has declined to about 7,000 according to the latest census

Bags and balloons: NGO documents plastic...

NGO documents plastic pollution choking...

World

Thu, Nov 19 2020

Internal blockages caused by the plastic can prevent animals from being able to eat

ED: Committing to jute as a viable alternative...

ED: Committing to jute as a viable alternative...

Editorial

Mon, Nov 9 2020

What is required is commitment to the golden fibre

Dhaka sitting on an invisible bomb

Dhaka sitting on an invisible bomb

Climate Change

Wed, Nov 4 2020

Climate change accelerating risk of groundwater contamination

Report: Amount of plastic dumped in...

Plastic dumped in Med to double in 20...

Europe

Tue, Oct 27 2020

Egypt, Italy and Turkey are the countries that release the most plastic into the sea

ED: Time to ditch single-use...

ED: Time to ditch single-use...

Editorial

Thu, Oct 8 2020

Such a move will not only protect the environment, but will also help us economically

Canada to ban single-use plastics by...

Canada to ban single-use plastics by...

North America

Thu, Oct 8 2020

Canadians throw away three million tons of plastic waste each year, including 15 billion bags annually,...

14 million tons of microplastics on...

14 million tons of microplastics on...

World

Wed, Oct 7 2020

The scientists said areas with more floating rubbish generally had more microplastic fragments on the...

Plastic pandemic: Covid-19 trashed the...

Plastic pandemic: Covid-19 trashed the...

World

Mon, Oct 5 2020

Already since 1950, the world has created 6.3 billion tons of plastic waste, 91% of which has never been...

Wood, metal, paper and fabric can help...

Wood, metal, paper, fabric can help...

World

Tue, Sep 22 2020

North America, Europe and East Asia consume almost two-thirds of the world's plastics, the report...

Malaysia's battle against plastic waste...

Malaysia's battle against plastic waste...

Asia Pacific

Fri, Sep 18 2020

Malaysia was one of the leading consumers of plastic packaging, at around 16 kg per person each

Single-use plastic products threaten...

Single-use plastic products threaten...

Nation

Mon, Aug 31 2020

Sources say there are about 8,000 tea stalls in Abhaynagar and an estimated 100,000 cups of tea are sold...

Study: Atlantic plastic levels far higher...

Study: Atlantic plastic levels far higher...

World

Thu, Aug 20 2020

The researchers estimated that the Atlantic now contains between 17 and 47 million tons of plastic