Bangladeshi jute, cotton bags ‘may shine in Tower Hamlets’

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Bangladeshi jute, cotton bags ‘may shine in Tower Hamlets’
Author / Source : UNB

Dhaka, Dec 23: Environment-friendly jute and cotton bags from Bangladesh might grab a wider market access to Tower Hamlets Council in East London, said Executive Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman. Rahman said this when a delegation of Youth Initiative UK (YIU), a non-government organisation of Bangladeshi youths operating in London, met him recently at his Idea Store’s office in London, according a message received here on Friday.

YIU chairperson Mohammad Adu Haseeb led the delegation while project officer Syed Rabius Shams, monitoring officer Esrat Jahan Mita and volunteer Nazmul Haque were also present.

Lutfur Rahman showed interest in Bangladeshi jute and cotton bags and exchanged views on issues related to promoting social business practice by introducing environment-friendly products like jute and cotton bags for use in everyday shopping.

Haseeb said they had a very fruitful meeting with the mayor and they discussed promotion and popularisation of environment-friendly jute and cotton bags in London. He said jute and cotton bags can be used as a substitute for poly bags throughout Tower Hamlets area as part of efforts to save the environment.

Rahman appreciated the delegation’s initiative and assured his all-out support to YIU in promoting ‘Social Business’ within Tower Hamlets.

Rabius Shams, the YIU Project officer, said they emphasised the feasibility and sustainability of launching an eco-friendly initiative titled “Promoting Sustainable Use of Jute and Cotton Bags (Eco Bags)” to substitute poly bags throughout Tower Hamlets under social business.    UNB

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