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Launching National Strategy on Waste Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (3R) for Bangladesh
23 Dec 2010 - 23 Dec 2010The final draft of the strategy was endorsed by the Government of Bangladesh in November 2010, and its official launching was declared by chief guest, Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests in December 2010.
The main features of the strategy are:
-Prioritizing waste avoidance/reduction over recycling, and recycling over all other forms of environmentally sound disposal;
Reusing non-avoidable waste as far as possible:
-Keeping the hazardous content of waste to the lowest possible level; and
-Guaranteeing environmentally sound residual waste treatment and disposal as a basic prerequisite for human existence, environmental conservation, and protection of biodiversity.