Awareness on recycling waste

 The programme, which aims at achieving environmental sustainability, hopes to raise awareness of recycling amongst youth. The initiative involves 30 schools each in the National Capital Region (NCR), New Delhi and Bangalore.

Speaking about the initiative, Ranjana Saikia, Associate Director at TERI said, “We are constantly fighting the odds, and working hard towards sensitising people, especially young students, about the perils of environmental degradation. With Project Search, we are taking the message of waste recycling to 60 schools in Delhi and Bangalore, in partnership with Tetra Pak, which is world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Together with Tetra Pak, we will educate students about the problems related to waste, and the virtues of reusing, reducing and recycling.”
Experts say that a huge amount of waste is generated from households, schools, hospitals and factories everyday.

The primary factors affecting waste quantity and quality are population, urbanisation, industrialisation and the changing lifestyle. The programme was held to conduct awareness and sensitisation drives in schools in order to instill a habit of recycling amongst the youth. 

Explaining about Tetra Pak’s involvement, Jaideep Gokhale of Tetra Pak India Pvt Ltd said, “Tetra Pak prides itself in being an environment conscious organisation and over the past few years has taken lead in creating environment awareness among people.
Project Search will be implemented over a span of nine months and would involve 30 schools each in Delhi-NCR and Bangalore.

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