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NPCB expose students to world of recycling waste
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAR 19 (NPN):
Published on 20 Mar. 2011 1:09 AM IST
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Eco-club students of Herbert Spencer School and government high school Sarbura on Saturday, as a part of eco- club curricular activities, visited Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) office to learn the process of waste paper recycling. Students were exposed to the world of waste paper recycling technology by SSA Meren Imchen, GRF Mhasie, Gimgim and Yanathung, JRF.
Chairman NPCB A. Rongsenwati Wati Ao IFS and state nodal officer for National Green Corps Rusovil John while interacting with the students emphasised on the importance of reducing climate change through recycling of waste papers.
The officials revealed that by producing one ton of paper using a simple expertise of recycling waste papers, three tones of wood and 100 cubic meters of water, 6 trees for life giving oxygen, soil and water, three years of cooking fuel for one person, 25 years of drinking water for one person, one square foot of land for waste dumping site and one month’s income for 20 village women could be saved.
Besides sensitizing schools and organisations on recycling waste through innovative ways, the NPCB department in its effort to reduce climate change has also experimented with plastic waste by constructing a road within its premises. The road made of polymer and bitumen constructed in the month of January last year still stands sturdy. The mixture of polymer and bitumen is said to increase the longevity of the road.
Eco-club students were also urged to come up with innovative ideas and also help the town municipalities to minimize pollution by using waste papers. It may be mentioned that there are 2, 227 eco-clubs in various schools in 11 districts of Nagaland.

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