ICI Pakistan Ltd strengthens its commitment to sustainability
ICI Pakistan Limited has embarked on a journey towards creating a greener and cleaner future for Pakistan. To advance its sustainability agenda, in 2021 the company launched a flagship sustainability campaign – STEP (Sustain, Transform, Evolve, Preserve) to maximize the positive environmental impact of each of its activities.
In line with the company’s sustainability goals, ICI Pakistan Limited has launched innovative offerings within its polyester fiber portfolio. These products enable the Company to play its part in reducing plastic waste levels in Pakistan by recycling and converting discarded PET bottles into value-added polyester fiber.
ICI Pakistan Limited has introduced sustainable products such as “Terylene Clean” and “Terylene Powered by CiCLO”, with the aim of reducing the environmental burden caused by plastic and microfiber pollution.
Terylene Clean (Global Recycle Standard Certified) is recovered from 100% post-consumer PET bottles and enables the downstream textile industry to completely shift production to recycled fibers while continuing to deliver exceptional quality end products to their customers. consumers.
To date, through Terylene Clean, ICI Pakistan Limited has recycled over 250 million PET bottles. As a responsible steward, the company is also improving its polyester manufacturing capability by setting up a PET recycling unit at its plant in Sheikhupura.
The facility is expected to be commissioned in 2022 and will enable the company to produce 100% recycled PET chips for the manufacture of recycled polyester fibers which are consumed by the downstream textile industry to produce yarn for blended textiles .
With this new facility, the company will be able to recycle more than 3.3 billion PET bottles over the next three years and meet the growing needs of Pakistan’s textile industry in line with its customers’ global sustainability agenda.
Additionally, to educate future generations about the proper disposal of PET waste and the benefits of recycling, ICI Pakistan Limited has partnered with WWF Pakistan to sponsor the national Spellathon campaign.
Commenting on the initiatives, Mr. Nauman Afzal; ICI Pakistan Limited’s Polyester Business Vice President said, “The company has always believed in the power of doing better by doing good.