The Textiles and Jute Ministry has launched a pilot project to manufacture biodegradable poly bags from jute as an alternative to polythene.
Dr Mobarak Ahmed, Chief Scientific Adviser of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and former Director General of Atomic Energy Research Establishment of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) invented the jute-made poly bags under the supervision of BJMC.
Speaking on the occasion, the jute minister said the government is taking various steps to increase and popularise the diversified use of the golden fibre in the country to replace polythene.
State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam, local MP Habibur Rahman Molla, Textiles and Jute Secretary Faizur Rahman Chowdhury and BJMC Chairman Dr Mahmudul Hasa were also present.
Made of processed celluloses of jute fabric, the freshly invented bags will look and weigh same as the polythene bags.