New Delhi: Delhi’s rising air pollution levels have scared all. While the state government tried to curb it a bit by running a trial phase of the odd-even rule along with several other measures, but we all know that is not enough. Every individual and organization have to do their bit to preserve the city environment.
They can seek inspiration from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which has recycled about 8.80 tonnes of waste paper over a period of five months in order to contribute its bit to preserving the environment.
“In August 2015, a decision was taken to recycle e-waste paper generated from the offices of the Delhi Metro,” a DMRC statement said here.
A specialised agency was roped in for the purpose and waste paper baskets were installed at all offices requesting the employees to dump waste paper in those baskets, it said.
The agency then collected the waste paper, recycled it for use again and delivered it back to the Delhi Metro authorities, said the statement.
With this initiative, the DMRC has been able to substantially reduce the consumption of fresh paper since a bulk of its paper requirements are now fulfilled by recycled waste paper.
The DMRC has also taken other recycling initiatives under which many other waste materials generated by it, such as horticultural waste, wooden materials, SS steel sheets etc. are being reused after recycling.
The Delhi Metro has also been constructing all its upcoming stations as green buildings with provisions for solar power. A number of DMRC stations, depots and residential premises already have solar power facilities.
DMRC recycles 9 tonne unusable waste paper
In an attempt towards green initiative and environment conservation, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has recycled nine tonne trash paper into usable paper from its offices in the past five months. Last August, Delhi Metro had decided to use unused paper in its offices and make them usable through recycling. For this, they collaborated with an agency and just within five months recycled 8.
The DMRC on Sunday claimed that in the past five months, since the project took off, it has so far recycled over 8.80 tonnes of waste paper, which has resulted in saving considerable amount of power and water along with curtailing carbon emissions.
“We had conducted a survey to gauge the results of this drive and it revealed that as much as 15.84 MW electricity was saved during this period. Similarly, water consumption avoided was 2200 KLD (kilo litres per day) while waste water generation resulted in savings of about 61.60 KLD,” said a DMRC official. Apart from this, adequate reduction in coal consumption, bamboo consumption was also recorded, he added.
The DMRC had decided to recycle and re-use waste paper generated from the offices of the Delhi Metro in August last year.