Bangladesh’s garment factories pollute rivers
As Bangladesh becomes one of world’s top clothes producers, waste from factories dirties waterways and impacts poor.
In Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, the government has declared three rivers as “biologically dead” due to the effluent from surrounding garment factories.
That is because the country has grown into a cheap clothing manufacturing hub of the world.
But poor regulation of the industry is taking a toll on its rivers and the health of the poor who live nearby.
Al Jazeera’s Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Savar in Bangladesh.
Published On 1 Jul 2019