Huge polythene seized in Ctg

Directorate of Environment (DOE) in Chattogram seized one tone of banned polythene shopping bags after conducting a drive at a polythene-manufacturing factory in Chararkul area under Hathazari upazila of Chattogram on Saturday.

However, none of the owner or employees were present during the drive.

On receiving information, a team of Department of Environment (DoE) led director Azadur Rahman Mollick, conducted the drive at the factory and recovered the polythene bags, said Songjukta Das Gupta, assistant director of DoE.

The DoE also sealed off the polythene-manufacturing factory and summoned its owner Jashim Uddin for hearing at its office.