CCC bans use of polythene at 3 kitchen markets

Publish: 5:39 PM, November 30, 2021 | Update: 5:39:PM, November 30, 2021

CHATTOGRAM,  – City Mayor Rezaul Karim Chowdhury today announced to stop the use of polythene, one of the main materials for environmental degradation, in three city’s major kitchen markets from December 1.

City Mayor declared Chawkbazar, Kazir Dewari and Karnafuli markets as polythene-free markets in the city from December 1. Rezaul Karim, at a rally, said that it is essential to stop the use of polythene as it causes pollution and water logging in the city.

“Other raw markets and shops will be brought under the polythene initiative programme in phases with the help of city dwellers,” he added. Initially, the activity will be conducted through creating public awareness.

Nurunnabi, Director of Environment directorate delivered, the welcome speech while CCC CEO Shahidul Alam, Councilors Nurul Haque, Shahed Iqbal Babu, Md. Shafiqul Islam, Md. Jabed, Anjuman Ara Begum, Hure Ara Begum, Shaheen Akter Rozi, Rumki Sengupta, Taslima Begum (Nurjahan), Jahanara Begum Poppy, CCC secretary Khaled Mahmud and private secretary to the mayor Mohammad Abul Hashem, among others, addressed the function. Two other meetings were held in the city to create awareness regarding ban of polythene use.