MES Indian School collects a record 804kg of recyclables in less than 48 hours
Sunday, February 26, 2017
A record 804 kilograms of recyclables was collected by the environmentally conscious students at MES Indian School in Qatar. This feat was achieved by the students in less than 48 hours. MES Indian School and Dulsco had conducted this massive drive as part their support to the ‘Qatar National Environment Day’ campaign driven by the Ministry of Environment.
The objective of the campaign was to spread awareness on importance of recycling amongst the students. Students brought recyclables like paper, plastics and cans to the school during the two days. Top student recyclers were felicitated by dignitaries from the ‘Ministry of Environment’ and management team from Dulsco. As part of the activity, the “green pledge” signature campaign was also undertaken where representatives from the Ministry of Environment, school management, students and Dulsco signed the massive signature board and reiterated that we are all part of the green journey.
By sending 804 kilos of recyclable material to authorised recycling facilities, instead of the landfills, the students have averted a significant damage on the environment. It is equivalent to saving 3,826 KwH of electricity that is enough to power the average home for 131 days. Approximately 12-14 per cent of the waste has been diverted away from the landfills as a result of such effective recycling campaigns.
“We are delighted to see the enthusiasm and such a wonderful response from the students. We are proud to state that we are committed to the environment and this will have a cascading effect on the other schools in Qatar. We can collectively make a difference to the environment. It is important to educate our future generation to be cautious and also ensure that they are not only good with techno-gadgets but also are environmentally conscious students.