‘Small recycling habits make for a big change’

BANGALORE: By recycling papers for a year, 4,633 tons of carbon dioxide can be prevented from being released into atmosphere. Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT), a forum that has

Published: 20th October 2010 07:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:10 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: By recycling papers for a year, 4,633 tons of carbon dioxide can be prevented from being released into atmosphere.

Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT), a forum that has 11 other organisations, on Tuesday released the findings of their research on the effects of not recycling domestic waste and other solid waste.

It used the website www.no2co2.in to calculate the amount of CO2 that can be prevented by recycling domestic waste.

It said if around 916 tonne paper was recycled annually, 4,633 tons of CO2 emission can be prevented. It is equivalent to planting 18,532 trees and neutralises the negative impact of 2,895 average Indian citizens on climate.

SWMRT spoke about the need to recycle and offered to provide the know-how on how to do it efficiently. It said it had helped convert more than 15,000 households and institutions to an easy system of garbage segregation at source, resulting in recycling of 320 tons per month.

SWMRT said they would share the statistics with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike at SWMRT’s second presentation at Lok Adalat on October 23.

The forum has been working to build awareness and promote the adoption of best practices in waste management at houses, apartment complexes, corporations, schools/colleges and public offices across Bangalore. Myriam Shankar of SWMRT said a simple change in mindset could drastically reduce the amount of garbage that makes its way into landfills or our city streets.

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