Deputy Minister Thomson officiates the signing of Unilever’s sustainable packaging commitment and unveiling of the biomass boiler on World Environment Day in Durban

04 June 2018


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:  5 June 2018

Venue: Unilever Maydon Wharf, 73 Maydon Road, Durban

Time:  10:00

To RSVP contact:

Dimakatso Tsutsubi
Tel: 012 399 9974 or
Cell: 072 471 3652

For media inquiries contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871