Will generate 428 tonnes by 2052
News Desk : dhakamirror.com
Chattogram city produces 249 tonnes of plastic waste every single day — 56 percent of which remains uncollected and littered in the environment, according to a new study.
“Of the plastic waste, the most are sachets, single-use utensils, and personal care items, ” the study added.
The port city will generate 428 tonnes of plastic waste by 2052, according to the study conducted by the Civil Engineering Department of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET).
The findings of the study were disseminated today (September 10, 2022) at a press conference at Chattogram Press Club, reports our local staff correspondent.
Swapan Kumar Palit, professor of the Civil Engineering Department of CUET and also the supervisor of the study, stated that an integrated waste management system is very important.
The survey for the study was conducted among 75 retailers, 75 waste pickers and a few manufacturers in the port city.
Plastic waste has harmful effects on the environment, society, economy and health, the study revealed.
This study also suggested making bitumen out of plastic waste and making roads out of it.
Former vice-chancellor CUET Jahangir Alam, environmentalist Dr Idrish Ali, General Secretary of Bangladesh Environment Forum Aliur Rahman attended the press conference.