Paper Recycling Lab

"An idea that helps creates something good out of nothing."

Involving children in recycling schemes and other activities to improve the environment can be a lot of fun. Educating children about the importance of recycling and the environment provides a path to a greener future. With this verity in mind, DPS Yamunanagar takes an initiative on recycling paper in school itself.

Recycling of paper not only saves trees and minimizes pollution, but also reduces the waste problem by utilizing waste material like used paper, cotton rags and unwanted biomass. If each child saves one sheet of paper a day, then 40,000 trees are saved per year by students alone! It is with this mission that our school has installed a mini paper recycling plant and our students have done significant work in reducing the paper waste generated in the school. Being directly involved in the recycling process helps them in understanding the various resources and efforts put in for making paper.

The mini paper recycling plant is an appropriate system to turn waste paper into paper that can be and is used for all purposes. The plant is based on an effective and yet simple technology, with which even a child can turn waste paper into reusable paper products like folders, penholders, material for display board, lampshades, teaching/learning aids etc. Students have creatively made their own cards, files, folders, invitation cards and certificates for the school. Working on a paper recycling plant demonstrates the concept of recycling waste into 'wealth'.

The real success of the programme is visible in the seemingly simple acts like: students exchanging books in a new academic session, indirectly saving paper and thereby trees. Our students have been enthusiastically involved in segregating paper waste, collecting and recycling the same.

Remember - to use paper is to have an impact on our environment. Our greater goal should be to promote reduction of consumption.