A Bangladeshi worker dries pieces of processed leather at a tannery in Dhaka. Photo: AFP A Bangladeshi worker dries pieces of processed leather at a tannery in Dhaka. Photo: AFP
A Bangladeshi worker dries pieces of processed leather at a tannery in Dhaka. Photo: AFP

Bangladesh finally bows to pressure and shuts down leather industry long condemned for its deadly pollution

Government figures estimate that 22,000 cubic litres of foul-smelling waste used to treat animal hides is pumped into the nearby river everyday

A Bangladeshi worker dries pieces of processed leather at a tannery in Dhaka. Photo: AFP A Bangladeshi worker dries pieces of processed leather at a tannery in Dhaka. Photo: AFP
A Bangladeshi worker dries pieces of processed leather at a tannery in Dhaka. Photo: AFP
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