Experts participating in a seminar titled “Greenline Information Day-2016” have called upon textile industries in Bangladesh to use modern dyeing chemicals in their mills, as it can reduce industrial water consumption by 30 percent, and reduce hazardous chemical discharge in the environment. The seminar was organized by Greenline Environmental Technology, a Hong Kong-based textile consultancy and solution provider.
Head of Sustainability of Lidl Germany Alexander David says that an estimated 20 percent of the world’s pollution is generated by the textile industry. As many as 54 companies in Bangladesh have joined Detox campaign, an awareness program related to chemical contamination, with the aim of discharging zero hazardous chemicals in the environment by 2020.
Urging factory owners to be more responsible in using water and energy, David says six factories in Bangladesh have adopted 100 percent ZDHC- Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals and MRSL-Manufacturing Restricted Substances List.
Greenline Environmental Technology Ltd Chief Operating Officer (COO) Suvro Dev Saha revealed that the target of their water-saving technology project in many garment industries was to identify hazardous chemical pollution in different levels of textile manufacturing. Around 40 percent of the dyeing chemicals are discharged as waste products in traditional processes; new generation chemicals can reduce this to zero.