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Recycling paper

recycling paper

CSE is a low paper consumption organization and only a minimal quantity of paper is used each day. While most of the information is exchanged electronically, some amount of printing on fresh paper does take place. However, all fresh A4 printed sheets are meticulously recycled. They are once again used for making photocopies.

A large portion of paper waste generated in CSE comes from the 20 – 25 newspapers that the library subscribes. Initially the library received 80 - 90 newspapers each day but today with most newspapers being available online, the number of newspapers received physically has come down drastically.

The remaining waste comprises discarded cardboard packing material and postage waste. On an average, CSE generates about 2000 - 2500 kgs of waste paper each year.

Each morning the housekeeping staff collects waste paper from the entire office complex. The paper thus collected is then segregated into recyclable and non recyclable. It is then stored. As soon as a full truckload of paper is collected, it is sent to Vatavaran, a non government, non profit, community based organization based in New Delhi.

Vatavaran's Waste Paper Scheme is a popular barter system that promotes the habit of recycling waste among Delhiites. It accepts waste paper and in return gives away notepads made out of handmade paper. 

 

Anil Agarwal

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Anil Kumar Agarwal was the founder-director of the Centre for Science and Environment, India’s leading environmental NGO. Agarwal spent his lifetime advocating policies that involve the people in natural resource management and learn from India’s own traditions.

Sunita Narain

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Sunita Narain has been with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) since 1982. She is currently the director general of the Centre and the director of the Society for Environmental Communications and publisher of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.

Announcements

  • The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising a three-day orientation programme on Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean Vehicle Technology, Fuels and Mobility Management in New Delhi from August 6 - 8, 2014 for government officials from different cities of India. The objective of this forum is to promote good regulatory practices in air quality management, clean vehicle technology, fuels and management of in-use vehicle fleet and mobility management.

  •  Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important tool to inform decision- makers, regulators and stakeholders, about the possible environmental, social and economic costs of the proposed project.

  • Currently, India is far off-track in achieving its sanitation targets. Apart from open defecation and lack of sanitation facilities in urban and rural areas; the management of septage has been largely neglected and is not a priority due to the lack of awareness of its heavy contribution to environmental degradation, poor sanitation and ill-effects to health. “Septage” is the waste that accumulates in onsite sanitation systems (OSS e.g.

About CSE

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.

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