By : Khondaker Golam Moazzem and Mehruna Islam Chowdhury
Textile and garment factories are among the largest contributors to both industrial employment and pollution in Bangladesh. Bangladesh, like many other countries, struggles with the enforcement of its environmental rules. While there has been progress, implementation of environmental regulations in the textile sector is handicapped by four factors: gaps in the regulatory framework, inadequate institutional capacity, lack of awareness about pollution management practices and the limited influence that communities can bring to bear on polluters.
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