- The school practices waste segregation at source
- The school was named 'Best Waste Manager' in the Green Schools Programme
- The students have also began taking these practices home
Bengaluru has been crippled with a mounting garbage crisis for the past few years, and there seems to be no solution in sight. However, not all solutions can come from the government and municipal authorities, and citizens need to be more invested in managing waste. A closer look at what students from the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Rail Wheel Factory in Yelahanka are doing can actually be a great example for the rest of the city.
This school practices waste segregation at source and has provided 2 bins each at 19 points across the campus. 87% of the paper and plastic waste is recycled and reused and the ‘green campus’ is maintained using the compost generated.
These efforts were recognized as the school was name the ‘Best Waste Manager’ in the Waste Management category in the Green Schools Programme Audit 2016 conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
It’s not just the solid waste, as even leftover water in water bottles are collected in a drum and used for gardening. Bathrooms have been installed with a napkin incinerator and napkin-vending machine for decomposing sanitary waste. E-waste, too, is auctioned and sent to authorised dealers for recycling.
This is not just helping just us but is also being taken up by other people. We go door to door speaking about the importance of waste management. Our friends from other schools too have started practicing in their schools, said a student from the school.
In fact the school has become a role model and even Kendriya Vidyalayas are now striving to be just as clean and green.