Dhaka’s ailing sewage system threatens human and environmental health

Existing sewage treatment plants in Dhaka treat only 30% of all sewage waste. Emerging pollutants such as antibiotics, microplastics, detergents, toothpastes, shampoos and lotion are found in Dhaka’s urban rivers and lakes. Microplastics are also found in fish, snails, crabs and sediments of the Buriganga River in Dhaka. City authoritiesContinue Reading