Speakers demand law for e-waste management

Speakers at a press briefing on Saturday demanded that the authorities concerned should take comprehensive law and policy to address the increasing problem of electronic waste (e-waste) management.

Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE) organised the event virtually and in-person titled ‘Necessity of Immediate Enactment of E-waste Management Law for Environmental Sustainability in Bangladesh’.

The speakers said the e-wastes which contain highly toxic chemical components contaminating soil, groundwater and air are increasing every year in the country.

Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, executive director of VOICE, moderated the press briefing while Mihir Biswas, joint secretary of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA); Prof Afzal Rehman, an environmental activist, Abdul Quader, executive director of SETU, Iftekhar Mahmud, environmental reporter of the Daily Prothom Alo, Ahmed Tofail, business editor of Daily Jaijaidin,  Md Abdur Rahman, news editor of Banglavision, spoke on the occasion.

Source: Daily Sun