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Even Leftover Water From Bottles Not Wasted In This Bengaluru School

The students of the school have also pledged to take waste management initiatives back to their homes

Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Yelahanka have begun the practice of segregating dry waste at source, collecting waster water and auctioning e-waste to authorise dealers to ensure a clean and green environment
  • 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.

The biggest advantage of teaching children to be environmentally conscious is that they often take these good practices home. Many students here say they have successfully managed to convince their neighbors to practice segregation and composting.
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.

1 Comment

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  1. Lakshmi Raghupathy

    July 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Swachh Bharat Abhiyan needs Concerted effort from all sections of society. It is not being taken seriously I have worked in the area for 3 decades no one ever asked me about the success and failure. I would like to share some ideas to make it work pl contact me.

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