Published: 20th December 2018
B'luru school goes green, sets up a recycling unit in campus and generates power from it
Interestingly, the annual reports, the newsletters are all manufactured with the recycled papers within the campus. The school has a store where it collects all notebooks, newspapers, etc
A private school in the city has set an example to the rest by setting up a recycling unit in the school campus and generating power from the same for day to day use.
Vidyashilp Academy school located in Jakkur, affiliated to The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and the University Of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) every day generates 800 sheets of recycled paper on the campus.
For this, the school utilises manpower of five people, five units of electricity and 350 liters of water per day and the school recycles 40 kgs of raw material. The paper materials used across all departments at the school, whether written or printed, are dumped in large bins placed strategically at every building inside the campus.
The school is one among the few schools in the city to have a mini waste paper recycling unit on its campus, which is maintained by the Paper Recycling unit, the unit has been erected in a room and is made up of separate machines that include a small machine for pulping, machines for screw pressing, drying and smoothening the paper.
Interestingly, the annual reports, the newsletters are all manufactured with the recycled papers within the campus. The school has a store where it collects all notebooks, newspapers, magazines, E-waste etc. The products that are made after the recycled papers are – File, file folder, carry bags, envelopes, photo frame, notebook, diary, calendar, tissue box, pencil holder, lamp shed, paper stool, color sheets, conference folder, scribbling pad, document and gift box, jewelry etc. The school also uses the recycled paper to print invitations and programme brochures for events held on campus.
Speaking about it spokesperson of the school said, "Our school stands in second position at the national level and first position in South India at the BEHTAR INDIA CAMPAIGN."
Till date the school has saved 4,223 trees, 59,62,560 liters of water, one-month electricity to10,931 households and helped 7,453 underprivileged children by recycling 2,48,440 kgs of newspapers.