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Fate of Single use Plastic (SUP) on inland water transport & Its catastrophic effect on River- An awareness and participatory Program To Achieve SDG-14
by Youth Foundation of Bangladesh (Civil society organization)
Bangladesh government has already taken several effective program and initiative to save river and conserve fisheries to achieve SDG. Many social organizations and NGO working alongside with government to achieve SDG-14 hence we Youth Foundation of Bangladesh (YFB) has undertaken an awareness and participatory program in order to develop awareness regarding "Fate of Single use Plastic (SUP) on inland water transport and its catastrophic effect on River" This program designed to aware people about the SDG 14 and the effect of waste in river. It will also demonstrate how simple awareness can make a difference from throwing thousand tons of plastic into river and conserve the environment of water.

1. Create awareness to keep launch terminal and launches clean.
2. Ensure dustbin and waste bins on launch terminal and launches.
3. Observe waste disposal/management system/facilities of inland terminals and suggest necessary remediation.
4. Create awareness to stop dumping waste from launches to river.
5. Ensuring continuous worker to maintain cleanness and environment on terminal and launches.
6. Providing training to existing facilities and worker regarding waste disposal/management, cleanness.
7. Encourage and ensure SDG-14 awareness massages to be printed on launch tickets in order to promote SDG.
8. Promoting cleanness and goals of SDG, especially SDG 14 by ensuring visible signboard in launch and launch terminals.
9. Providing and ensuring video documentary to be played on the TV screens of launches and terminal; explaining catastrophic effect of waste and how to avoid it. Also this will be proposed to be telecast-ed on national media.
10. Aware every kind of water transport to maintain cleanness and waste disposal.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Nutrient sinks (e.g. constructed wetlands)
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
  • Reducing the amount of Single Use Plastic from 16000 ton/year which are throne away from inland water transports.
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Integrated Coastal Management
Project Report
Survey Report/Journal
Video Documentary/Report
Financing (in USD)
375,000 USD
Other, please specify
CO-operation with City corporation, Municipal corporation, Leaseholder and business organization for capacity building activities.
In-kind contribution
Several public and private national and multinational organization.
Basic information
Time-frame: July 2020 - June 2020
Government of Bangladesh, Department of Environment, Ministry of Shipping, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority(BIWTA) (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Mohammad Safi Ul Alam, Mr., saficul@yahoo.com, +8801552475558
Dhaka, Bangladesh
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