Orchids School conducts E-waste collection campaign, 500-kg e-waste to be recycled
The school chain partnered with Z Enviro Industries Pvt Ltd to sensitise students about the e-waste management process
HYDERABAD: Hyderabad-based Orchids The International School, one of the leading K12 school chains in India, launched an e-waste collection campaign across its schools to educate children about what is electronic-waste and how they can recycle this for sustainable development. The school chain collected around 500 kgs of e-waste products in the last one month from across branches from four cities -Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad. Overall 35,000 students participated in the campaign.
The school chain partnered with Z Enviro Industries Pvt Ltd to sensitise students about the e-waste management process and how they can identify e-waste products and contribute towards the e-waste recycling process by understanding the segregation process and disposal. This campaign was taken up in line with the goals set by the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 to fast-track the country’s smooth transition to a circular economy.
With the goal of inculcating the best recycling habits amongst its students, the school will be collecting e-waste from students of all classes across its 90 branches in 25 cities.
E-waste items include old or broken laptops, PC, Tabs, mouse, speakers, batteries, power banks, chargers, cookers, grinders, TV, headphones, CDs, and old mobile phones, among others.
Speaking about this initiative, Head of Public Relations and CSR at Orchids The International School Sarvamangala Koti Singhal said, “Children today utilise several electronic items in their daily lives. But once these items become old or broken, they don’t have enough knowledge or provision for their proper disposal. It is important for them to understand the hazardous effect of electronic waste on the environment. Hence, through this campaign, students at OIS will get the opportunity to learn about proper e-waste disposal methods. We at Orchids, The International School, firmly believe that by spreading awareness through such initiatives, our students will be more mindful of the usage and disposal of products that affect our environment. They act as the Eco-warriors of tomorrow.”