Expert Urge Government to Ratify Basel Ban Amendment

ESDO in association with Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives – GAIA has organized a Media Briefing on ‘Significance of implementing Basel Amendment to Stop Trans-boundary Movement of Hazardous Plastic Waste’ on 18th March 2021 in a city restaurant of Dhanmondi. The session was inaugurated by Syed Marghub Morshed, Former Secretary Govt. of Bangladesh and Chairperson, […] Read more »



Environmentally Sound Management ULAB An Urgent Need in Bangladesh

The government should initiate environmentally sound management (ESM) and regulate unauthorized ULAB recycling to prevent health risk and environmental pollution. Experts express their concern on informal recycling of used lead-acid battery throughout the country in a Capacity Building Workshop organized by the Environment and Social Development Organization – ESDO in collaboration with the UN Environment […] Read more »



Building Zero Waste Communities For a Pollution Free Environment in Bangladesh

ESDO organised community consultations along with CBO formation respectively on  14th February to educate and encourage community people to practice waste management for sustainable living. The consultation held at Betgari Union, Rangpur. To support this initiative of ESDO; Upazila chairman of Betgari Union, Senior Journalists, academicians and members of civil society were present at those […] Read more »



Mobile Campaign on Building Toxic Plastic Free Environment in Bangladesh

To make the people aware of the hazardous effects of toxic plastic, Environment and Social Development Organization- ESDO had arranged a day-long mobile campaign on “Building Toxic Plastic Free Environment in Bangladesh” on 14th February 2021 in some distinct places of Dhaka city. The campaign had started from TSC, University of Dhaka at 10 am. […] Read more »



Mobile Campaign on ‘Ban Single Use Plastic’

To create awareness on safeguarding the environment from the harmful consequences of Single-Use Plastic, Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO organised an awareness campaign on 16th January 2021 in association with PSF, GAIA and IPEN. The campaign took place in five different locations of Dhaka City (Haitrjheel, Press Club, TSC, NEW Market and Parliament). The awareness […] Read more »



Press Briefing on “Air Pollution in Bangladesh”

ESDO, one of the strongest vocals against air pollution in Bangladesh, organized a Press Briefing on 28 December (Monday), 2020 to discuss the present scenario of air pollution in Bangladesh and especially in Dhaka city. The focused point of this briefing was to launch the study report on the air pollution scenario of Dhaka city […] Read more »



High-Level Policy Dialogue on “Stopping Toxic Plastic Waste and its Transb...

ESDO, one of the strongest vocals against plastic pollution in Bangladesh organized a virtual high-level policy dialogue in association with International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) and Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Today on 13th December (Sunday), 2020 to discuss plastic waste trade and its trans-boundary movement in Bangladesh. To address the compelling issue of […] Read more »



High level Policy Dialogue on ‘Stopping Toxic Plastic Waste Trade and its Tran...

It is of utmost pleasure to inform you that ESDO, collaborating with IPEN and GAIA, is going to organize a High level Policy Dialogue on ‘Stopping Toxic Plastic Waste Trade and its Trans boundary Movements’. Md. Shahab Uddin, Honorable Minister Sir, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Bangladesh has consented to his presence […] Read more »



ESDO Advocates for Ban Single-Use Plastics

ESDO, one of the strongest vocals against plastic pollution in Bangladesh, organized a project inception workshop held virtually through Zoom. Distinguished high-level government and policy officials discussed the issue where Mr. Mahmud Hasan, Honorable Additional Secretary (Environment) of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change – MoEFCC, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh will […] Read more »



Webinar on Brand Audit 2020 on Single Use plastic

To create awareness on safeguarding the environment from the harmful consequences of single-use plastic, Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO organized ‘Brand Audit’ from 19th September to 22nd September, 2020 at Dhaka city, Rangpur city and other districts. This year due to COVID – 19 pandemic situation, ESDO thought of an alternative way to observe the […] Read more »



Press Briefing On ‘The Rise in Asbestos–Cancer Concerns with Johnson...

To express the solidarity with the global campaign of ‘J & J Global Week of Action’ ESDO organized a virtual media briefing to talk about the chemical contents of Johnson and Johnson talc-based baby powder in Bangladesh and to sensitize the government to take initiatives to facilitate laboratory-based test for alleged cancer-causing asbestos in J […] Read more »



International Plastic Bag Free Day- E-poster Launch

On the occasion of international plastic bag free day 2020, ESDO has formally launched an e-poster with a view to heightening awareness regarding the implementation of plastic bag ban regulation worldwide. The plastic bag is the single most issue of plastic pollution and marine litter globally and relating to coronavirus, COVID-19 virus transmits through plastic […] Read more »



International Plastic Bag Free Day 3rd July, 2020 – A Webinar Arranged by ...

The plastic bag is the single most issue of plastic pollution and marine litter globally and relating to coronavirus, COVID-19 virus transmits through plastic bags and other single-use plastics. And for that reason on the occasion of “International Plastic bag free day 2020”, experts and activists from around the world emphasize on plastic bag ban […] Read more »



World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – 2020

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought  2020 Each year, on 17 June, the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is celebrated to encourage public understanding of international efforts to combat desertification. This year’s observance is focused on changing public attitudes to the leading driver of desertification and land degradation: humanity’s relentless production and […] Read more »



An Open Forum on ‘Single Use Plastic: Hidden Cost of Health and Environment’...

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A rally on “Experts, activists urge Govt. to ban Single Use Plastic by 202...

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Press briefing on “Prevalence of plastic lamination use in posters and lea...

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High Court ordered Single Use Plastic Ban by 2021 and Enforce ban on Polythene b...

The High Court division of the Supreme Court in Bangladesh ordered the government to impose ban on single use plastic products by 2021. The HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman came up with the order following a writ petition jointly filed by 11 rights organizations, including Environment and Social Development […] Read more »



Press Briefing on “Online Selling of Illegal Mercury-laced Skin Lighteners...

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BFFP Global Week of Action-2019

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“Single Use Plastic: Hidden costs of Health & Environment in Banglade...

Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO organized an awareness workshop entitled “Single Use Plastic: Hidden costs of Health &Environment in Bangladesh” to share an initial report on single-use plastic status in Bangladesh.   Read more »



Environment and Social Development Organization- ESDO organized a Round Table Me...

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ESDO organized a press briefing- Study Report Launching “Single Use Plasti...

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National Workshop on Harmful Effects of Mercury Added Products on Health and Env...

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ESDO organized a school awareness campaign on Plastic and Microbeads pollution a...

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Awareness and Consultation Workshop on Harmful effects of Mercury Amalgam on Hea...

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Round table meeting with media on harmful effects of mercury containing products...

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“ESDO celebrated 29th Founding Day”

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International Plastic Bag Free Day, 3rd July, 2019. #PlasticBagFreeDay #breakfre...

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Team of Minamata mercury waste experts at UNEP, Osaka, Japan May 27,2019

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UN Decides to Control Global Plastic Waste Dumping

  UN meeting gives countries the right to refuse unrecyclable, polluting plastics MAY 10, 2019 Geneva, Switzerland —Today, 187 countries took a major step forward in curbing the plastic waste crisis by adding plastic to the Basel Convention, a treaty that controls the movement of hazardous waste from one country to another. The amendments require exporters […] Read more »



2019 Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stoc...

On Tuesday, delegates to the 2019 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COP) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions devoted most of the day to issues of concern to two or more of the Conventions, including international cooperation and coordination, financial resources, and programme of work and budget. In the late afternoon, […] Read more »



As part of Global #PlasticMonster Campaign ESDO organized campaign on #Stop_grow...

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3rd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG3) of the International Confere...

The third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG3) of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay from 2-4 April 2019. It will be preceded by regional meetings and a technical briefing on 1 April 2019. Executive Director of ESDO and Director of Asian Center for Environmental Health, Ms. […] Read more »



Press Briefing on “Mercury-Added Products : Bangladesh Situation”

Every year, 14772 kg mercury is spreading in our environment, which has serious threat to public health and environment. These findings have come out on a study report, “Mercury added products and Available Alternatives in Bangladesh” published today by Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO at 11 am at our head office which is placed in […] Read more »



UNEA-4 call off with a new hope to end plastic pollution

The fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) took place from 11-15 March 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, at the UN Offices at Nairobi (UNON), organized on the theme of “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production.” The conference attracted a record number of participants, with five Heads of State and […] Read more »



Single Use Plastics, Marine Liter, Microplastics issues Came Forward for Adoptio...

The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) continued its third day of discussion on 13th March, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya. Delegates at UNEA-4 raced to complete negotiations on all outstanding draft resolutions today, in preparation for the High-Level Segment tomorrow. The Committee of the Whole (COW) convened briefly in morning and afternoon plenaries, […] Read more »



Agreement on Five other Draft Resolutions and One Decision on

The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) continued its second day of discussion in formal contact groups and working groups established by its Committee of the Whole (COW). Member States presented national statements in the UNEA-4 plenary in the afternoon. Delegates presented their national actions toward SCP, including, for example, initiatives on water […] Read more »



4th Session of the UN Environment Assembly has kicked Off

The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) opened in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday. Delegates established a Committee of the Whole (COW), which convened in the afternoon to continue negotiations on draft resolutions that had not been agreed by the end of the fourth Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR-4). Dr Shahriar Hossain, Secretary […] Read more »



Urgent Action Needed to Ban Single Use Plastic (SUP)

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Mobile Campaign on Single Use Plastic (SUP) Pollution

The excessive use of Single Use of Plastic may bring a catastrophic scenario in Bangladesh very soon. With a view to encourage mass people to quit single use plastic, Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO has organized a day long mobile Campaign on 2nd March in different important place in Dhaka. The campaigner took stand in […] Read more »



Vietnam Moving Forward to Ban Dental Amalgam Use by 2020

Vietnamese Health Service Administration Department recommended to stop use of dental amalgam to children under age of 15, pregnant women and lactating women by 1st April 2019. They also recommend developing a road map to stop amalgam use in dentistry by 1st January 2020. A successful high level meeting was conducted on yesterday (06th March,2019) […] Read more »



Happy Spring!!!

Spring is called the king of seasons. It is the best, the loveliest and the most charming of all seasons. Hence I like this season best. Indeed, it is favorite to all. In the cycle of seasons the spring occupies an exalted position.It is rich in color, beauty, music and fragrance. Though winter in Bangladesh […] Read more »



Awareness Campaign on Single Use Plastic (SUP)

Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO and Dept. of Environmental Science and Disaster Management (ESDM), Daffodil International University have jointly organized an awareness campaign on Single Use Plastic (SUP). The participant on awareness campaign on ‘Single Use Plastic (SUP) Pollution in Bangladesh’ highlighted the need to ‘Beat the Plastic Pollution’ and emphasis on immediate ban on […] Read more »



1st Day Highlights of 3rd Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia...

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The Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific Has kic...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2019 and greetings from ESDO!!! A fresh new year is once again upon us. It’s the time to be thankful for the blessings of the past year and to take stock of all our achievements. At the same time, New Year 2019 is a brand new year to start afresh, to start […] Read more »



Learn The Risk, Call For Action, Ban Lead Paint

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Intervention by ESDO executive director Siddika Sultana at Mercury COP2 at Genev...

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World Alliance for Mercury-free Dentistry strategic team at Mercury COP2

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Press Briefing on Stop using single use plastic (SUP) To protect human health an...

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Stop using single use plastic (SUP) To protect human health and Environment

14 November, 2018, Dhaka: Around 250 tons of single use plastics particularly straws and cutleries are discarded every month. The findings revealed from a study.To release the findings of the study entitled “Stop using single use plastic (SUP) to protect human health and Environment”, Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO called on a press briefing on […] Read more »



Human Chain Demanded Ban on Lead Paints

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Ban Lead Paint, Experts and Activists Urged

To observe ‘‘International lead poisoning prevention week of Action 2018”, ESDO in association with the Department of Environment, Government of the People’s Republic  of Bangladesh, organized a Round Table Meeting. Read more »



BRAND AUDITING OF PLASTIC WASTE

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WORLD CLEANUP DAY AND PLASTICS AUDIT

50 Volunteers collected 100 KG of plastic waste in 2 hours at Dhanmondi Lake area, Dhaka Read more »



‘International plastic bag free day, 03 July, 2018’ Let’s obey the law, el...

Dhaka, 03 July, 2018: On the eve of ‘International plastic bag free day, 03 July, 2018’ a mobile campaign was organized by Environment & Social development Organization-ESDO. Organized a Human Chain yesterday at TSC, Press Club and in front of National Parliament in Dhaka to create public awareness. Some volunteers are also rejoiced this day. […] Read more »



A Seminar to Celebrate World Environment Day 2018

Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO is going to organize a seminar on 27 June with you view to observe World Environment Day 2018. This year ESDO and Department of Environment will collaboratively  arrange this seminar involving policy akers, government representatives, environmental experts, local and international NGO’s, stakeholders and academicians. Read more »



ESDO’s Successful Intervention in 5th Asia-Pacific regional meeting on the...

Adopted by the First International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM1) on 6 February 2006 in Dubai, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a policy framework to promote chemical safety around the world. Recently the 5th Asia-Pacific regional meeting on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is being held in Bangkok, Thailand from 23-25 January, 2018. Siddika […] Read more »



Green Tent-UNEA3 (Nairobi)

The green tent event of UNEA3 is coming up on 4 December, 2017 The aim of this event is to provide a better understanding of the challenges of plastic pollution. This includes a focus on the root-causes, true costs, and impacts of plastic pollution on all ecosystems, aquatic and land based, and throughout the plastic […] Read more »



BAN LEAD PAINT IN BANGLADESH

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ESDO Published a New Study Report,”Uses of Non-stick Utensils and Associat...

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ESDO & World Alliance in association with Asian Center awarded Update Dent...

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President of World Alliance, Charles G Brown visited Sapporo Dental College and ...

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ESDO and BDS Proposed Changes Dental School Curriculum through a Round Table ...

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Mobile Campaign on GAELP week-2016

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Human Chain and Rally to Observe GAELP week-2016.

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Press Briefing on Study Report,”“Microbeads! Unfold Health Risk and Envi...

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Training Workshop for Journalists on Environmental Health

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Press Briefing on the Study Report “Toxic Jewellary: High Risk to Health &...

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Children Art Competition on “Mercury Free Dentistry:Healthy Child, Safe En...

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Asian Workshop on “Successful Strategies to Phase Down Amalgam Use Towards...

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Asian NGO Summit Towards Mercury Free Dentistry:Successful Strategies to End Use...

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Mobile Campaign on Mercury Free Dentistry

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Press Briefing On `Toxic Chemicals in Beauty Products’

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Open Forum on Mercury free Dentistry in University Dental College

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Media Workshop on Mercury Added Products & Mercury Free Dentistry: Impact o...

Objectives Strengthening the capacity of young journalists to write report, feature on mercury and other chemical issues. Linking with the professionals through environmental journalism. Hands on knowledge on chemical reports writing, building source and database for self improvement. Read more »



Workshop on Need of Minamata convention on Mercury Ratification and Implementati...

Objectives: To raise awareness on the need of Minamata convention ratification and its implementation. Assist the government and the civil societies to moving forward towards convention, ratification and implementation. To disclose and highlight country situation on mercury emission, release and contamination. Read more »