Eco-Friendly Initiatives: NextGreen Global Takes a Step Towards a Greener Future
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 OCTOBER 2023 – At the product launching ceremony during IGEM 2023, NGGB emphasized their commitment to innovation in sustainable solutions. By showcasing their latest products, NGGB demonstrated how they are at the forefront of technological advancements aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the pulp and paper industry. This dedication aligns with global efforts to create a more sustainable future.
The ceremony showcased NGGB’s new environmentally friendly tissue paper and pulp moulded (food grade) products made from empty fruit bunches (“EFB”). The EFB pulp was produced using the breakthrough Preconditioning Refiner Chemical-Recycle Bleached Mechanized Pulp (PRC-RMBP) technology.
Earlier, NGGB’s associate company Nextgreen Crowning Package Pulp Molding Sdn. Bhd. had completed the construction of its clean room factory for the manufacturing of the pulp moulded (food grade) products in August 2023. The factory, which is located at NGGB’s Green Technology Park in Pekan, Pahang, commenced its trial production on 16 August 2023.
NGGB managing director Dato’ Lim Thiam Huat said, “We are delighted to launch our environmentally friendly tissue paper and food grade products today. The effective utilisation of EFB as the material for tissue paper and pulp moulded products aligns with NGGB’s direction to contribute substantially towards a greener global economy by accelerating the national sustainability agenda and the world’s transition to green and sustainable products. Notably, our EFB virgin pulp and paper is certified with SIRIM Eco-Labelling Scheme and MyHijau certification by MGTC. This evidences our pursuit towards creating a sustainable circular economy. We remain committed towards the transformation of oil palm biomass into various downstream products, in line with the aspirations of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Plantation and Commodities, YAB Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof.”