Delhi International Airport Limited’s Paper Recycling Initiative with ‘Jaagruti’ gets featured in the National Press on 2nd April, 2012
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The Indira Gandhi International Airport here has initiated measures like using recycled papers at its premises in a bid to become a ‘green airport’. After putting in place some of the green initiatives like rainwater, use of natural lights and efforts to reduce emissions, the airport operator, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), has now decided to use recycled papers in its offices. For this, DIAL has entered into an agreement with an NGO ‘Jaagruti’, which will recycle the waste paper generated in its offices and get the notepads or A4 sheet made from the recycled paper.
“The collected waste paper would be systematically graded and transported to the recycling mill. There it would be processed to make different quality of recycled paper by using Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) bleaching technology,” a DIAL spokesperson said.
This would save 17 trees, 26,281 litres of water, 264 kg of air pollution, 1,752 litres of oil, 4077 KW hours of energy, 82.62 cubic feet of landfill space, he claimed. As a part of the initiative, DIAL shared one tonne of paper waste for recycling to Jaagruti. “DIAL is committed to conducting its business in an environment-friendly and sustainable manner at IGI airport by minimising the impact of our activities on the environment and community. Environment Management is an integral part of our business strategy towards achieving credibility and business sustainability,” DIAL CEO I Prabhakar Rao said.
If you or the organisation you work with want to associate with ‘Jaagruti’ under our Paper Recycling Initiative to recycle your waste paper, please contact us by filling the form below or calling us on +91-9818 144 244 or writing to us on email@example.com
In August 2011, we at ‘Jaagruti’ began our humble initiative to recycle institutional waste paper in a non-monetary (i.e ‘free’) recycling service which borders on an in-kind exchange programme, where institutions and organisations get back 100% recycled paper (or products) back to use in their work/study space, depending on the quantum and quality of waste paper given by them to ‘Jaagruti’ for recycling.
8 months since we started, it gives us all at ‘Jaagruti’ immense satisfaction at the number of institutional tie ups we have been able to establish under our ‘Waste Paper Recycling Initiative’. In the process, we have also helped make individuals from across various academic institutions, corporates and organisations aware on the benefits of following the principle of ‘Reduce. Reuse and Recycle‘, and helped save many tonnes of waste paper getting recycled again to make fresh paper, without cutting any trees! (As otherwise, producing 1 tonnes of paper would require 17 full green trees to be cut)
To understand how paper is recycled and the need for doing so, please see the short film below:
As part of the ‘Paper Recycling Initiative’ undertaken with ‘Jaagruti’ by Netaji Subash Institute of Technology (popularly known as ‘NSIT’), a prestigious Engineering College under University of Delhi, the sheets of recycled paper were given back to the institute were further deftly stitched into notebooks and registers by ragpickers at Matiala in Dwarka area of Delhi. The same products, made by ragpickers were put on sale at the College’s Annual Festival to raise help raise resources for them. The SIFE Chapter(Students in Free Enterprise Chapter) of NSIT also entered this Project of theirs, christened ‘Project Pratham‘ into the Dell Social Innovation Challenge (see screenshots below)
If your organisation/company is interested in getting yor waste paper recycled, we at ‘Jaagruti’ can help you, please contact us on +91-9818144244 or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a query below: