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Ban Single-use Plastic Now!! Let’s save our planet from Plastic Monster

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Single-use plastic items are the plastics that we dispose of after using them only once like sachet, food packaging, plastic cutleries, plastic bags, bottles, etc. This lacks repeated usage of the item and posing a serious threat to our health & environment. These one-time used plastics are dumped in the landfills and the oceans which are affecting us severely. It disrupts the ecological balance of the environment. The marine life consumes the plastic, and break it into microplastic and store them in their tissues. When we consume seafood, it enters our body, leading to the accumulation of harmful non-biodegradable substances in our bodies. This leads to diseases or disorders. When the plastic waste is dumped on land, it makes the land uncultivatable and needs high usage of chemicals. This affects the normal functionality of our bodies. So, it can be concluded that these single-use plastic items are the major reason for our ecological imbalance our health degradation.

It's time we save our ecosystem by simply using eco-friendly products instead. For example, we can bring our reusable cloth bags when we are going shopping rather than using plastic bags. We need to make a stand today!

Bangladesh was one of the very first speakers against plastic and polythene. ESDO takes pride in its role as it was the first organization in 1990 to conduct comprehensive research into the adverse effects of the production and use of polythene in Bangladesh. As a relentless vocal against Plastic, ESDO has fulfilled its duty even in the global pandemic. A study has been conducted by ESDO about how COVID-19 Pandemic influencing Single-Use Plastic Waste Outbreak from the beginning of lockdown. Before that, ESDO’s other groundbreaking feature on plastic waste was on the use of Plastic Lamination in Posters and Leaflets. This petition is another angle of light on this battle against plastic, especially single-use plastic.

Help us vote to ban the single used plastic items. Please sign this petition if you too want the government to impose a legal ban on single-use plastic items in Bangladesh.

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