Industrial waste management in construction site- an ecofriend gateway for developing Bangladesh

Industrial waste management in construction site- an ecofriend gateway for developing Bangladesh

Bangladesh J. Environ. Sci., Vol. 36, 1-5, 2019 @ BAED ISSN 1561-9206


M. T. Islam

CEIP-1, Bangladesh Water Development Board, Khulna


GoB has undertaken the up-gradation the Coastal Embankment Improvement with loan assistance of the World Bank (WB) and grant assistance of the Climate Investment Fund’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR).

The present effort includes maintenance and rehabilitation of the existing structures along with rising of embankment height to high tides and storm surges as caused due to global warming and sea level rise mainly. The construction activities imposed different tasks for establishing temporary storage facilities for industrial waste.

In the construction site, about six and half hundred of industrial waste management are generated in each of the months. During the study period, the highest amounts of wastes were recorded in May 2019. Industrial waste management are collected by workers in daily/weekly basis and temporarily stored at the well-developed storage area established at construction sites, which are treated, disposed or recycled by the contractor or sold to waste vendors.

A flow chart of the procedure is provided in this article. It includes collection, segregation, record keeping, storage, selling, re-used etc. for build-up sound environment in the construction site. All those activities are being assured to fulfill the requirements of Environmental Conservation Rules (ECR) 1997 of DoE and the WB safeguard policy.

Key Words: Industrial wastes, waste management, management, construction site, gateway, Bangladesh.

Since independence in 1971, Bangladesh has made significant strides in its economic sector performance. Although the economy has grown tremendously in the six decades, Bangladesh still suffers from foreign trade in the South Asian region. Despite major obstacles to growth such as inefficiency of state-owned companies, the rapidly expanding labour force that cannot be absorbed into agriculture, inadequate power supply and slow application of economic reforms, has made some progress in promoting climate change and l beralization for foreign investors (BPD, 2012). The particularly severe floods of the 9th decades increased the flow of international aid. So far, the global financial crisis has not had a major impact on the economy (New Report, 2013). Export and remittance inflows have shown dramatic growth which has helped the economy to grow at a steady rate (Bdnews24, 2018). Bangladesh has been on the list of UNLeast  Developed Countries (LDC) since 1975. Bangladesh met the requirements to be recognized as a developing country in March 2018 (Bdnews24, 2018). It straddles the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra delta and has a cultural heritage that is proudly intertwined with the broader civilization history of the Indian subcontinent. It is a pluralistic nation of considerable religious and ethnic diversity. Bangladesh is theworld’s eighth-most populous country and is also one of the most densely populated. Waste management is very useful for all countries.