Seminar on solid waste management held
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md. Shahab Uddin said, following the government’s sustainable plastic management action plan, efforts are being made to reduce the use of single-use plastic by 90 percent by 2026. In addition, it is planned to increase the recycling of plastic waste to 80 percent by 2030 and reduce the generation of plastic waste to 30 percent at that time. The government has formulated a three-year action plan to stop the use of single-use plastic in coastal areas. The use of environmentally friendly and biodegradable materials will be increased. He said this as the chief guest in a seminar yesterday.
At the seminar chaired by the secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Farhina Ahmed, Deputy Minister of the ministry Habibun Nahar, Chairman of the parliamentary committee on the ministry Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Secretary of the local government Division Md Ibrahim, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Iqbal Abdullah Harun, Additional Secretary Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik, Director General of the Department of Environment Dr. Abdul Hamid, Dhaka North City Corporation CEO Md. Selim Reza and BUET retired professor Dr. Ijaz Hossain etc spoke at the seminar.