Garbage-filled Dhanmondi Lake

  • A corner of the Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka is covered by plastic cups dumped by food vendors and visitors although the authorities have designated places to dump waste. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A corner of the Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka is covered by plastic cups dumped by food vendors and visitors although the authorities have designated places to dump waste. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A corner of the Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka is covered by plastic cups dumped by food vendors and visitors although the authorities have designated places to dump waste. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A corner of the Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka is covered by plastic cups dumped by food vendors and visitors although the authorities have designated places to dump waste. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Abandoned plastic boxes of food float here and there in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Abandoned plastic boxes of food float here and there in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Abandoned plastic bottles left by the visitors pollute Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Abandoned plastic bottles left by the visitors pollute Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Water lilies can rarely be seen at the Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka with the water around them littered with garbage. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Water lilies can rarely be seen at the Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka with the water around them littered with garbage. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A corner of the Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka is covered by plastic cups dumped by food vendors and visitors although the authorities have designated places to dump waste. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A corner of the Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka is covered by plastic cups dumped by food vendors and visitors although the authorities have designated places to dump waste. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Plastic bags of food are everywhere in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Plastic bags of food are everywhere in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Plastic bags of food are everywhere in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Plastic bags of food are everywhere in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Abandoned plastic bottles left by the visitors pollute Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Abandoned plastic bottles left by the visitors pollute Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi