Environment

Cleaner Production (CP)

  • Productivity increased by reducing water  consumption,
  • Effective energy consumption, carbon emission, and waste  PaCT target 

PaCT is being implemented in about one hundred wet processing textile factories of Bangladesh. The PaCT lead sponsors are the C&A Foundation, H&M and INnditex. Associate sponsors are G-Star, KappAhl, Lindex, Primark, and Tesco. PaCT is implemented by IFC and Solidaridad, in cooperation with the apex trade body, BGMEA. Technical specialists TNO and Water Footprint Network and PaCT implementing partners.  Before the changes were introduced, MKCL used 170 liters of water to produce a kilogram of cloth: now it uses 120 liters. These measures are typically low-cost, easy to implement, factory specific, quick return and highly profitable.

Partnership for Cleaner Textile

  • After the successful completion of Cleaner  Production, second  phase being conducted

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemical (ZDHC)

  • Brands involved: H&M, M&S
  • Brands’ and retailers’ shared commitment to  help lead the industry  towards zero discharge  of hazardous chemicals  by 2020

Our Efforts

  • Using energy efficient USA, European, and Japanese machineries
  • Safe disposal of waste materials from production process
  • Returning used tube lights and batteries to manufacturers for safe disposal/recycling
  • Planting more trees around the factory
  • Creeper plants on the factory walls and rooftop

Environment Friendly Plant and Machinery

  • Dyeing machines have individual heat recovery unit resulting in lower power consumption and energy  saving by 15%
  • Water consumption saving of 20% compared to normal dyeing machines
  • Reduction in consumption of dyes, chemical and steam due to less water consumption
  • Heat recovery from Captive Power Plant of 5MW capacity is providing energy saving of about 15%

Energy Management Center

  • Four member team formed at Dyeing facility for optimizing energy usage
    • Reduce carbon dioxide emission by 15% in the next 3 years
    • Benchmark and regulate energy consumption
    • Reduce diesel consumption in generators by 10%
    • Train employees on energy and environmental aspects within the industry

New ETP starts operations

The capacity of the new ETP or the inlet flow rate is 3600 m3/day and sludge production (100% dry content) capacity is ~325 kg/day. All the plant equipment were brought from Joseph Egli Italia Srl, an engineering company in the environmental field, guaranteeing economic feasibility both in terms of dimensions and in management of the system with modern technology and reliability. The company has spent over BDT 16 core behind this project.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN PRODUCTION

Minimizing heat loss by proper insulation of bare surface, pipes, valves and correction of steam leakages
Investment USD                               : 2089
Economic Benefits USD/year        : 4577

Environment Benefits/year   :
NG:42,744 m3
GHG emission reduction: 84 ton
Steam: 182 ton