EU envoy joins hands with others to clean Gulshan Lake
The European Union (EU) delegation to Bangladesh on Wednesday organised a symbolic clean-up activity on a stretch of the Gulshan-Banani Lake in the city as part of EU's global campaign for clean, plastic-free beaches and oceans.
This year, members of the Gulshan Society and Prokriti O Jibon Foundation alongside various representatives and Ambassadors from the EU Member State Embassies joined the activity which was led by European Union Ambassador Rensje Teerink.
Participants collected plastic refuse in large jute sacs and worked to raise awareness of the importance around limiting the usage of single-use plastic products such as plastic bottles, containers, light weight plastic bags, packets etc that ultimately cause environmental pollution and damage.
EU Ambassador Teerink said the amount of plastic litter in oceans and seas is growing rapidly and not only is it causing environmental pollution, plastics and micro-plastics have entered ecosystems and therefore our food and water with an unknown health impacts.
"Through this symbolic lake cleaning action, I hope we succeed in conveying an important message of the individual role in combatting plastic pollution and marine litter in our daily lives," she said. -UNB