Hazardous polythene bags in daily use

  • Polythene bags in daily use are one of the main enemies of environment as they which degenerate very slowly and the process takes centuries. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Polythene bags in daily use are one of the main enemies of environment as they which degenerate very slowly and the process takes centuries. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Less than 1 percent of the around 2 million plastic bags used in the world in a world are recycled, according to an Earth Policy Institute study. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Less than 1 percent of the around 2 million plastic bags used in the world in a world are recycled, according to an Earth Policy Institute study. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • As much as 10 percent of the plastic produced worldwide are washed up into the oceans and 70 percent of the trash remains on the ocean bed, unlikely to be removed, according to an Earth Policy Institute study. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    As much as 10 percent of the plastic produced worldwide are washed up into the oceans and 70 percent of the trash remains on the ocean bed, unlikely to be removed, according to an Earth Policy Institute study. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The canals in Dhaka are clogged mostly due to dumped polythene shopping bags. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The canals in Dhaka are clogged mostly due to dumped polythene shopping bags. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • As much as 10 percent of the plastic produced worldwide are washed up into the oceans and 70 percent of the trash remains on the ocean bed, unlikely to be removed, according to an Earth Policy Institute study. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    As much as 10 percent of the plastic produced worldwide are washed up into the oceans and 70 percent of the trash remains on the ocean bed, unlikely to be removed, according to an Earth Policy Institute study. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A study shows it will take centuries for the polythene bags, which are used mostly for shopping, to rot. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A study shows it will take centuries for the polythene bags, which are used mostly for shopping, to rot. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A study shows it will take centuries for the polythene bags, which are used mostly for shopping, to rot. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A study shows it will take centuries for the polythene bags, which are used mostly for shopping, to rot. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi