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EU envoys join Gulshan-Banani Lake clean-up activity

October 10, 2019 00:00:00

The European Union (EU) delegation to Bangladesh organised on Wednesday a symbolic clean-up activity on a stretch of the Gulshan-Banani Lake in the city as part of EU's global campaign for clean, plastic-free beaches and oceans, reports UNB.

This year, members of the Gulshan Society and Prokriti O Jibon Foundation alongside various representatives and ambassadors from the EU member state embassies joined the activity which was led by European Union Ambassador Rensje Teerink.

Participants collected plastic waste in large jute sacs and worked to raise awareness of the importance around limiting the usage of single-use plastic products such as plastic bottles, containers, light weight plastic bags, packets etc that ultimately cause environmental pollution and damage.

EU envoyTeerink said the amount of plastic litter in oceans and seas is growing rapidly and not only it is causing environmental pollution, plastics and micro-plastics have entered ecosystems and therefore our food with an unknown health impacts.

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