Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Apparel units installing hydro projects to offset emissions
Apparel units installing hydro projects to offset emissions
07
Jun '11
Apparel manufacturers in Sri Lanka are setting up hydro-power projects to offset their current power consumption. It is because international garment procurers are pressurizing their suppliers to follow zero carbon emissions, as a measure to fight climate change.

The power generated by these hydro-power plants is being sold by the garment manufacturers to the national grid.

Further, to minimize their emissions in audits, these manufacturers have also outsourced non-essential services like transportation, according to Dr. BMS Batagoda, Director General of Department of National Planning under Ministry of Finance and Planning, Government of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's potential to offset 85,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide may not be sufficient and the country would have to purchase carbon credits from China in future, Dr. Batagoda said.

Out of the 2,000 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects accredited by the UN, Sri Lanka has only six. Many Sri Lankan projects were rejected by the CDM as they could not provide details of emissions reduction.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

GST to positively impact retail value chain: CBRE

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India...

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

MEGlobal to build first ever US MEG plant

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) producer MEGlobal plans to construct a new...

Courtesy: Ulster Carpet

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

Ulster Carpets acquires Griffith Textile Machines

Northern Ireland based manufacturer of carpets, Ulster Carpets said...

Interviews View All

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search