He was addressing the third meeting of the SGGWC held virtually to discuss the various Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) tools and policies in the plastics industry. EPR is a political option that makes producers responsible for the management of post-consumer waste.
Liability can be physical or financial. For example, the producer may pay or engage in the collection and management of waste generated during production.
The ministry will work closely with Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD) as well as other relevant stakeholders to ensure an effective EPR policy for the plastics industry, Hasan said.
“We are seriously concerned about the fight against pollution and in this regard, we issued a statutory regulatory decree in 2018 on EPR, but it could not play an appropriate role,” he told the media. Bangla.
Besides recycling and waste management, companies should also promote green growth by adopting a wider range of environmentally friendly models and solutions, said BUILD President Abul Kasem Khan. This includes the use of jute-based pulp, bamboo-based fibers and biofuel from waste, he said.
BUILD CEO Ferdaus Ara Begum said Bangladesh Bank has revised the provisions of the Green Transformation Fund to make it more accessible to all manufacturer-exporters for importing environmentally friendly machinery.
Likewise, the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has issued a regulatory ordinance to register battery-powered electric vehicles.
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Bangladesh will form two new sub-committees on recycling and green growth under the existing Sustainability and Green Growth Working Committee (SGGWC) to hold regular discussions on critical issues related to sustainable development in the private sector, depending on the country’s environment, forests and climate. change of secretary Ziaul Hasan.
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