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Savar tanneries urged to set up own ETP

As Bangladesh’s leather exports record another downturn in fiscal 2018-2019, some claim tanneries in Savar should set up their own treatment plants to ensure environmental compliance.

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Covert Chittagong tannery raided and closed down

Acting on a tip-off, a team from the local Department of Environment conducted a raid at a tannery unit on August 12. An old tannery in Chittagong has been found to be defying a ban placed on it after it was discovered that it had been making leather covertly.

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Tannery fined for pollution

A tanner in the Chittagong area of the country has been fined by the local Department of Environment for discharging untreated tannery waste.

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Tannery ordered to close and build an ETP

Local media is reporting that the authorities in Bangladesh have ordered a tannery to cease production until it builds an effluent treatment plant after it was accused of putting untreated effluent into a canal next to the plant.

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Fate of 700 Kanpur tanners delayed by Tribunal

The National Green Tribunal on January 29 sought more clarification on key issues before deciding the fate of about 700 Kanpur-based tanneries on the banks of river Ganga, termed as “highest sources of pollution” in one of its earlier observations.

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