Microbeads Pollution Scenario in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, beauty and cleaning products containing microbeads are widely being used. Both local and imported products containing microbeads are now available in Bangladeshi market. As a result water bodies of the country are now being subjected to contaminated by microbeads and microplastic pollutants. The used microbeads in the are washed down to the drainage system.However, the lone Sewerage Treatment Plant (SWP) situated in Pagla in Narayanganj is not equipped to remove these tiny particles from the water. Dhaka WASA utilizes the existing canals and sewerage pipes to collect wastewater from different residential areas and depose, most of it, into surrounding rivers without any treatment.As a result, microbeads are getting deposited in the rivers and other water bodies.

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