Deadline: January 31, 2021

Plastic Circularity Innovation Challenge

The World Bank jointly with the Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Government of Bangladesh are calling for innovative solutions that would help address plastic pollution in Bangladesh.


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Adopting appropriate approaches to Stop Plastic Pollution

The World Bank is implementing technical assistance (TA) with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Department of Environment (DOE) to support Bangladesh’s efforts for sustainable development by stepping up and modernizing the action on pollution and waste management by adopting appropriate approaches, including circular economy. The activity is financed through PROBLUE trust fund. The website is managed by the World Bank on behalf of DOE and utilized as a knowledge depository for plastic solutions in Bangladesh.


Our Work

A Roadmap To Reduce Plastic Pollution

The TA consists of (1) Baseline study; (2) Advise on EPR policy development and implementation; and; (3) Idea Incubator and Behavioral change.


Percentage of plastic in the municipal solid waste of Dhaka city has tripled from 4.10% in 2005 to 13-14% in 2020.

3rd Plastic Conference

Sustainable Management of Plastic

3rd Workshop on Sustainable Management of Plastic to Leverage Circular Economy and Achieve SDG in Bangladesh

July 22, 2020 at 10.00am – 1.00pm Dhaka time.

The workshop will be organized by the World Bank in association with the Department of Environment (DoE) and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). In February 2019, the MoEFCC, DoE, supported by the World Bank and other partners organized the event on Sustainable Management of Plastics to Leverage Circular Economy and Achieve SDGs in Bangladesh. The second event held in September 2019 focused on the discussion on policy reform, especially on Extended Producer Responsibility and designed its pilot together with stakeholders. The third event will launch innovation contest calling for solutions that fit to EPR scheme currently being discussed with the stakeholders in Bangladesh. It will also include consultation of the World Bank funded Plastic Free Rivers and Seas for South Asia Regional Project which provides grant support for innovations.



Plastic Circularity Innovation Challenge

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