Stop using tannery wastes in animal feed

In a bid to save the River Buriganga from severe pollution, tanneries were relocated to Savar from Hazaribagh amidst huge public outcry and growing protests from the green campaigners. The consequences of such relocation have become paradoxical indeed as the waste generated in Savar Tannery Estate has been contaminating the Dhaleshwari and polluting Savar and adjacent areas since its inception. Liquid wastes containing hazardous chemical is being discharged by the tanneries into the river and thus are posing severe environmental threat and bringing in health hazards for locals…