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Textile companies have started adopting water saving technologies as Bangladesh is one of the highest water consuming countries for washing and dyeing fabrics.

Garment factories use more than 250 litres of water for washing and dyeing one kilogram of fabrics while the global best practice is 70 litres.

Bangladesh’s textile mills consume 1,500 billion litres of groundwater a year for washing and dyeing fabrics, according to a report-Bangladesh-The Netherlands: 50 years of water cooperation. The report was published recently by Partners for Water Programme of the Netherlands in cooperation with the Bangladesh government.

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