Innovative methods required for management of tannery waste

Pakistan’s Tanners Association (PTA) organised a workshop in Karachi on “Low-carbon Waste Technologies and Practices for Leather Industries”. The workshop was organised under United Nations Industrial Development Organization-Global Environment Facility (UNIDO-GEF) and WWF-Pakistan under its International Labour and Environmental Standards (ILES) Application in Pakistan’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) project.

Muhammad Aslam Ghauri, Secretary Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development, Government of Sindh while addressing the participants of the workshop said that that success of any development initiative depends on its environmental sustainability. Therefore, steps should be taken to reduce pollution and environmental degradation caused by leather processing units.

Gulzar Feroz, President, Pakistan’s Tanners Association (South Zone) Environment Society, said that Pakistan produces the best quality. This industry should be promoted and the environmental hazards should be addressed accordingly.