Climate change is not going anywhere, and neither are we.
This means that we must envision a future where the use and misuse of our planet’s resources become a thing of the past.
In this regard, green initiatives are crucial.
Many countries, including Bangladesh, have done much in this area, but there are still many areas which require improvement.
As it stands, Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, and its air and water are polluted to alarming levels.
This comes as a result of poor regulations in ensuring public health and safety, especially when it comes to the state of vehicles on our streets, and the overuse of materials such as plastic.
These need to be tackled by collective efforts, and through initiatives which focus on the planet and its future.
One such initiative was taken by Abul Kalam Mohammad Musa, who started using recycled plastic to provide material for clothes.
This is a great example of how recycling can create a win-win situation.
With Bangladesh’s dominance in the RMG sector worldwide, such an initiative not only provides the sector with a local producer of an important material, it also hugely benefits the environment.
Plastic is one of the worst offenders when it comes to its impact on climate change, especially because it is not bio-degradeable.
We need more people like Musa who, with the help of the government, can take this country forward, towards a greener future.