Dhaka, June 23 -- Environment rights organisations on Thursday urged the government to reconsider the proposed tax withdrawal on all types of polythene bags and impose a higher tax on single-use plastic products.

The Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, while placing the 2022-23 national budget, has proposed withdrawing the existing 5.0 per cent supplementary duty on all types of polythene and plastic bags.

The proposal, includes the withdrawal of duty on oven plastic bags and wrapping materials made of polyethene.

Environment experts came up with the demand at a press conference organised by Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO in Dhaka on Thursday.

ESDO has filed a petition to the Finance Minister seeking reconsiderat...