Building a socially conscious group

Building a socially conscious group

Unique initiative

The programme has 30 volunteers from Christ Junior College under Centre for Social Action (CSA), a student’s movement. The volunteers say that the process of zero waste management is not an easy task but it becomes easier with the participation of every student. The volunteers begin by separating the waste into wet waste and dry waste.

The dry waste like paper and plastic products are recycled. Old answer scripts and useless documents are shredded into small pieces, then soaked in water along with cotton to form a pulp. This pulp is poured into a machine to be condensed for reuse. This is then put through a laborious process to form flat paper from which products such as bags, files and photo frames are sold at reasonable prices through one of the CSA initiatives called ‘Parivarthana’.

The wet waste is loaded into a compost tank as it is bio-degradable and is used as manure for the garden and plants on the campus. This programme runs on its own from the revenue generated through the sale of paper products, produced through recycled paper and also by the sale of compost, produced in the compost unit.

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