The country’s prominent apparel and textile maker Ha-Meem Group inaugurated the recycling plant of Ha-Meem Spinning Mill in Gazipur recently.
With machinery imported from Spain, Ha-Meem Spinning Mill will produce 16 tons of recycled cotton per day in this plant primarily and will produce another 16 tons in the second phase, according to media reports.
Moreover, work on the third phase is also going on which is expected to produce 45 tons of cloth from recycled cotton.
AK Azad, managing director of Ha-Meem Group, Ziaur Rahman, H&M regional country manager of Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Ethiopia; Sajid Azad director and Delwar Hossain, deputy managing director of Ha-Meem Group were present at the occasion.
Ziaur Rahman said, “Recycling will give a new impetus to the garment industry in Bangladesh. He mentioned that the production of re-clothing from cotton produced from jute cloth or clothing waste is a ‘milestone’ for this sector. This will increase the export capacity on the one hand, and on the other hand, will create demand for Bangladeshi clothing from global consumers and brand buyers.”
He also said that due to environmental awareness and other reasons, H&M and other buyers now pay more attention to such clothes. Ha-Meem sets an example by successfully recycling.
AK Azad, Managing Director of Ha-Meem Group said that discarded clothing waste has now become valuable raw material through recycling. In this process, cotton is made from discarded waste and clothes from cotton.
The clothes produced from that cloth are exported to the world market.
He said consumers are now encouraging clothing production through recycling. He informed me about the investment plan to produce cotton, yarn, and ready-made garments by recycling jute cloth and cotton waste as well as abandoned plastic bottles.
Generally, about 15,000 liters of water is required to produce one kg of cotton along with more electricity and gas which increase environmental pollution.
On the other hand, the waste jute fabric recycling process is environmentally friendly as well as commercially viable and time-saving.
Globally eco-conscious apparel buyers are encouraging at least 30% recycled clothing production.
The demand for artificial fibers or man-made fibers has increased by 70% in the global market and a large amount of foreign exchange has to be spent annually on the import of cotton.