The Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) has urged Bangladesh to take strict regulatory action on the production and use of single-use plastics and, in particular, plastic sachets after a recent ban in India. Bangladesh produces 192,104 tonnes of plastic sachets, also known as mini packs, a year, according to a new report from the environmental group titled "Plastic Sachet: Small Packet with Huge Environmental Destruction" it released on Saturday. In addition, this study says that the country produced a total of 1.06 million tonnes of single-use plastic waste between June 2021 and May 2022. If we don't regulate it, then the outcome will be similar to polythene.”Syed Marghub Murshed, Chairperson of ESDO said, "Plastic mini packets are hazardous to the environment. He requested the government to strictly implement existing regulatory restrictions on the use of single-use plastic products, especially sachets.
Source: bd News24 July 03, 2022 01:09 UTC