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Deputy Minister Thomson Officiates the Signing of Unilever’s Sustainable Packaging Commitment and Unveiling of the Biomass Boiler on World Environment Day in Durban

June 5, 2018

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% 

PRETORIA, South Africa, June 5, 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- 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.

Media are invited to attend the signing of the Unilever Sustainable Packaging Commitment and unveiling of the

Biomass Boiler plant as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Venue: Unilever Maydon Wharf, 73 Maydon Road, Durban

Time: 10:00

To RSVP contact: Dimakatso Tsutsubi on 012 399 9974 or 072 471 3652/ dtsutsubi@environment.gov.za

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information.

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