Dhaka. Oct 18 – The Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh on Thursday organized a token clean-up operation in Hatirjheel Lake to promote the EU’s anti-plastic policy.
Around 40 members of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) joined the staff of the EU Delegation, led by Ambassador Rensje Teerink, in this cleaning drive.
In the face of a global concern for plastic pollution, the European Union has taken a strong anti-plastic stance and as its part, initiated various measures to discourage plastic, not just in the EU but in its partner countries around the world.
In Dhaka, Hatirjheel is considered by the residents of the city a place to breathe fresh air.But this beautiful lake is also facing the problem of littering of plastics and other garbage.This token cleaning drive at the Hatirjeheel Lake was an effort to generate awareness to protect the Lake from pollution.
In May 2018, the European Commission proposed new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas. These new rules are proportionate and tailored to get the best results.