UBL launches refill machine to reduce plastic use

Published : 23 Jun 2022 08:47 PM

Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) has introduced the 1st ever refill machine in Bangladesh for dispensing liquid type products to its consumers as part of its innovative approach to reduce plastic use through technology and behavior change.  The refill machine allows anyone to refill of Rin and Vim liquid at a discounted rate by bringing an empty container e.g., an airtight jar and old Rin or Vim liquid bottle.   Dr. Abdul Hamid, Director General, Department of Environment has inaugurated the machine at Unimart Gulshan as chief guest in presence Masud Iqbal Md. Shameem, Director (Environment clearance) Department of Environment, Zaved Akhtar, CEO and Managing Director of UBL and Murtoza Zaman, CEO of Unimart Limited, and other senior officials of Unilever Bangladesh. 

The programme was organised by Unilever Bangladesh in collaboration with Unimart Limited.   

In alignment with Unilever’s sustainability strategy, UBL has a commitment to cut the use of virgin plastic to half in its packaging process by 2025. To fulfill that commitment, UBL has taken this innovative initiative to reduce plastic use. 

Zaved Akhtar, CEO and Managing Director of Unilever Bangladesh, said: “To tackle the root causes of plastic waste we need to think differently about packaging. We need bold innovations that challenge existing designs, materials and business models.”