The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, will on Tuesday, 5 June 2018, officiate the signing of the Unilever Sustainable Packaging Commitment and unveiling of the environmentally friendly Biomass Boiler as part of the World Environment Day in Durban.
The signing of the Unilever’s Sustainable Packaging Commitment on World Environment Day (WED) finds resonance in the theme for the 2018 celebrations � Beat Plastic Pollution. This year’s WED theme urges governments, industries, communities and individuals to come together and explore sustainable alternatives and urgently reduce the production and excessive use of single-use plastic products. Once plastic enter into the environment, it does not biodegrade, but simply breaks down into smaller pieces over time.
Meanwhile, Unilever’s newly Biomass Boiler innovation that uses sustainable fuel will not only reduce electricity consumption but will also reduce their CO2 emissions by over 30%.
Deputy Minister Thomson will be accompanied by the KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala, and the Deputy Mayor of the eThekwini Municipality, Fawzia Peer.
Source: Government of South Africa