Friday, 29 September, 2023

Unilever, BUET sign MoU for sustainable plastic packaging

Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on Monday to promote research on sustainable plastic packaging circularity.

UBL Managing Director Zaved Akhtar and BUET Professor Dr. Anisuzzaman Talukder signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.

They have signed the agreement for the promotion of a research project titled "Sustainable Plastic Packaging Circularity: Cost-Effective Appropriate Technology."

Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, attended the programme as the chief guest.

Professor Dr. Abdul Jabbar Khan Pro-Vice-Chancellor of BUET, attended the event as the guest of honour.

Professor Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder, Vice-Chancellor of BUET, presided over the ceremony.

UBL is committed to tackling plastic waste in Bangladesh through the "less plastic, better plastic, no plastic" model.

In collaboration with BUET's RISE, they aim to address environmental challenges and promote sustainability.

The partnership strives for a sustainable future through research, capacity building, policy advocacy, and education.

Their goal is to create a waste-free and sustainable Bangladesh by fostering innovation, finding technological solutions, and mitigating environmental impacts.

The research focuses on country-specific solutions, minimising carbon footprints, enhancing energy efficiency, and sustainable sourcing.