BGMEA targets making 50% products with recyclable materials by 2030

The garment makers today said they would manufacture half of the apparel products by using recyclable materials by 2030.

To materialise the plan, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) launched the Circular Economy in Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry (CREATE) project today.

“BGMEA has put circularity at the core of its Strategic Vision 2030, where we have pledged to increase sustainable material mix by 50 per cent in line with SDG 12,” BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said at the launch event.

Sustainability is a key strategic priority for the garment industry of Bangladesh where efforts are being made constantly to incorporate circularity into the business models, he said.

The School of Business of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology and Aalborg University Business School jointly organised the inauguration ceremony of the project, BGMEA said in a statement.

The main objective of this project is to investigate the circular economy transition in global apparel value chains linked with Bangladesh’s apparel industry and develop effective policies, according to the statement.

Being the largest research-based policy-development project on circular economy in the apparel industry, the CREATE aims to contribute to climate change mitigation and social as well as economic sustainability in the global fashion industry.