Wednesday, January 29, 2014

World News: Making best out of waste (25 Jan 2014)

Making best out of waste

AHMEDABAD: As part of Republic Day celebrations, students pursuing design course fromUnitedworld Institute of Design have initiated an awareness programme on solid waste management. The initiative-'Heal The World'aims to educate school going kids regarding the need to save environment by reducing, recycling and reusing waste.

The programme will engage students of age from 10 years to 18 years and make them create sculptures, utility product, decorative products and other products out of waste like empty plastic bottles, wires, newspapers, polythene bags and glass.

"It is believed that any positive change in habit and culture is developed only at tender age which once inculcated remains forever. We can save our environment by changing our outlook and become the change agent," one of the students from the institute said.

Students from Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata will be competing with each other with their creations with the best 10 models being selected from each zone to compete in the final and best three models will be conferred with award in Ahmedabad on February 9, 2014 at Unitedworld campus.

Ritesh Hada, managing director, Unitedworld, said, "Such awareness programmes should be integrated in the academic curriculum itself not only for school going children, but also in colleges and for professionals at their workplace, where a lot of waste is created."

More than 3,000 students are expected to participate in this programme. More than 30 schools from Ahmedabad have registered for participation.

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