Waste Concern

Rapid Assessment of Plastic Pollution in Rivers and Canals around Dhaka

Client    The World Bank Group


Description of work: 


Under this assignment, Waste Concern Consultants is carrying out the following activities:

– Task 1: Undertaking rapid assessment of plastic pollution along the banks of canals and khals in and around Dhaka city: Volume and composition of littered waste, environmental impact, economic losses, and value chain assessment etc.

– Task 2: Assessment of technologies tackling the problem of plastic pollution in rivers: option development.

– Task 3: Assessment of enabling environment to control the use of plastic: regulatory gap assessment.

– Task 4: Development of response strategy: Citizen awareness, policy intervention, long term investment plan etc.


Location:     Bangladesh


Period:    June 2020 to November 2020