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: