25 Jun '16, 9am

Here's how a city in Bangladesh won its war against air pollution

Rajshahi, a city in Bangladesh , used to be known for was air pollution . Locals battled dust and smog, often leaving windows closed on stifling summer days to avoid gathering a layer of dirt inside. It was ranked as one of the “world’s most polluted cities “. Then they turned things around. In a surprise success story, Rajshahi cut more air pollution than any other place on Earth. Efforts to address pollution in Rajshahi began over 15 years ago with a drive to plant trees . About 12 years ago, the city addressed transportation pollution by purchasing rickshaws from China that are battery-powered, cutting down on fumes expelled by diesel- and petrol-powered vehicles. Large trucks were banned from entering the city center during the day. Brick kilns were outfitted with different chimneys and fuel to reduce pollution. Related: 6 brilliant smog-eating designs ridding cities o...

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