BGMEA delegation visits LafargeHolcim's Geocycle Project to see its sustainable waste management

A delegation from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), led by President Faruque Hassan, visited the Geocycle project at LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd's (LHBL) Chhatak plant in Sunamganj on September 30. 

The delegation, which also included Vice President Miran Ali and Director Barrister Vidiya Amrit Khan, witnessed firsthand the exemplary practices in sustainable waste management.

The primary objective of this visit was to gain insights into sustainable waste management through the Geocycle project and to explore how its innovative approach can be adapted and implemented within the readymade garment (RMG) industry. 

During the visit, the BGMEA delegation showed a keen interest in understanding how creative and efficient solutions like the Geocycle project can contribute to environmental sustainability within the garment and textile industry of Bangladesh.

The LafargeHolcim Surma Plant, situated in Chhatak, is a leading cement manufacturing facility in Bangladesh. The distinctive feature of its Geocycle project lies in its ability to dispose of a wide range of non-recyclable wastes by utilizing them in kilns and harnessing the resulting heat to produce cement.

The plant is actively involved in promoting recycling and responsible disposal of waste materials, thereby aligning with the principles of a circular economy.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan highlighted the progress made by the Bangladesh RMG industry in terms of environmental sustainability, underscoring its dedication to the principles of a circular economy.

BGMEA is committed to promoting sustainability within the RMG industry and recognizes the importance of embracing innovative solutions like Geocycle, he added.


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