Did you know that it takes 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy to generate one ton of paper? But do we utilize the notebooks till the last page? Most people don’t, tons of notebooks with unused sheets in them get disposed off after every academic year. Don’t you think it’s a waste we can make use of?
Youth For Parivarthan during every summer, which is after every academic year, collects notebooks with unused sheets from the students. We remove the unused sheets and rebind it to make it a brand new book! The used sheets are then sent to recycling units. The newly bound notebooks are later distributed amongst the students studying in the government schools situated in the rural parts of Karnataka. This initiative of Youth For Parivarthan is called as “RECYCLOTHON”.