This report is an overview of the current situation of disposal, management and trade of plastic waste in Bangladesh. This study is exclusively a desk assessment done by the Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) with the primary objective to raise public awareness of the relationship between plastic waste, toxic substances and pollutant impacts with the ultimate aim of minimizing such trade and its associated impacts on the environment and health.
This report relates to Sustainable Development Goals 3, 11, 13, 14 and 15.
Colombo, Sri Lanka For days it stood burning off the Sri Lanka coast, plumes of thick dark smoke that could be seen from miles away. But the X-Press Pearl has now fallen silent, lying half sunken off the coast of Sri Lanka, its hull resting on the shallow ocean bed.
But though the flames have now been doused - the problems have only just begun.
This report provides an overview of the current situation of plastic waste generation, handling, and management in Sri Lanka, including the legal framework available to address the issue. It also includes a public perception survey on plastic waste management in the country. The report is based on literature surveys, interviews conducted with public, and stakeholder meetings conducted with plastic producers, waste collection companies, several government agencies, and experts.
Report is related to the Sustainable goals 3, 11,12,14
En el planeta hay una tendencia a impulsar laresponsabilidad extendida del productoren el desecho de mercancías electrónicas, plásticos y aceites; de esta manera, la industria tiene la obligación de hacerse cargo de éstas cuando termina su vida útil. En cambio, en México sólo se plantean cambios legislativos para el caso de plásticos y se mantiene la corresponsabilidad con los ciudadanos en la generación de basura.
Dhaka, Bangladesh Hazardous plastic waste is a global threat, but smaller countries face increasing pressure to accept waste from large waste producers, such as the European Union and the United States. In Bangladesh, a recent event brought together journalists and experts seeking to halt illegal trade in waste. Organizations are working to urge the government to ratify the Basel Convention Ban Amendment to protect Bangladesh from hazardous plastic waste.
"Bangladesh is a signatory to Basel Convention but it did not sign the Basel Ban Amendment that deals particularly with wastes and hazardous wastes management and its transboundary movement. It is high time to adopt the ban amendments to tackle this toxic situation," said Dr Shahriar Hossain, secretary general of the Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO), which recently released a study "Transboundary Movement of Plastic Waste: Situation of Bangladesh". The event was co-sponsored by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA).
Seattle, WA - Environmental and social activists around the world have called upon major shipping lines to prove their corporate responsibility commitments by no longer transporting plastic wastes from rich industrialized countries to countries that are ill-equipped to handle it in an environmentally sound manner.