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LafargeHolcim inks deal with Swisscontact to support waste management

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Published: 15:52, 26 June 2022   Update: 16:06, 26 June 2022
LafargeHolcim inks deal with Swisscontact to support waste management

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Swisscontact Bangladesh has recently teamed up with Geocycle Bangladesh, waste management wing of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Limited, to implement a green initiative in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the leather goods sector of Bhairab, Kishoreganj.

The agreement is also endorsed by the Bhairab Municipality and Bhairab Paduka Karkhana Malik Somobay Somity Limited.

Under this multistakeholder agreement, Swisscontact will deploy innovative solid waste management solutions as initiatives of B-SkillFUL Phase II and Prabriddhi, two programmes funded by Switzerland, said a press release.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed recently in Dhaka among the Bhairab Municipality, Bhairab Paduka Karkhana Malik Somobay Somity Limited, Geocycle and Swisscontact. Representations from the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh and all parties concerned attended the event.

This initiative addresses environmental pollution, caused by the enormous volume of solid waste generated by Bhairab’s leather goods sector, by establishing a safe and environment-friendly process of waste collection, disposal and recycling.

As a result, this initiative will create multiple impacts in improving working conditions within MSMEs, reducing environmental hazards and promoting cost effective and green production processes.

This partnership further strengthens Switzerland’s increased focus on climate change and environment in Bangladesh.