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MY 'WED' ACTIVITY- Part 1 of 6

by Aaditya Singh | 30-06-2017 15:28 recommendations 2

This World Environment Day WED 2017, I harvested the fruits (literally!) of my efforts that started with a project on last WED in 2016. (Please refer this post as the first of 6 posts and in continuation with the next 5 posts )


I am sharing with the Tunza Ecogeneration Forum, a Project that I conceptualized and undertook with 4 other classmates of mine under the guidance of our Mentor Ms. Anjum Hasan, the Environment Incharge at our school (Ms. Hasan is a Tunza Ecogen Eco Hero)


Starting from WED 2016, we have worked on the Project and I am sharing our journey with the Forum. I am presenting it in the form of an Abstract and Images of the slides of a Powerpoint presentation, to make it easy to present the project in a graphic manner.

(Sorry for the delay in posting but I took time to make the slides)


The Project focuses on the importance of Small Scale Upcycling of household organic waste, towards combating methane emissions from landfills and cutting down pollution.


PROJECT

POWER OF SMALL SCALE UPCYCLING OF URBAN HOUSEHOLD ORGANIC WASTE


TEAM (Team Size-5 Grade 8 Students of Delhi Private School Sharjah)

AADITYA SINGH, VARUN V. JAGANATH, KINSHUK PHALKE, JUSTIN G. JACOB, VANDITH REDDY


MENTOR

Ms. ANJUM HASAN (Environment Incharge DPS Sharjah)


BROAD TOPICS THAT PROJECT IS BASED ON

SUSTAINABILITY, WASTE MANAGEMENT, POLLUTION CONTROL


ABSTRACT  (250 Words)


Organic wastes comprise 50-60% of urban waste. Anaerobic decomposition of organic wastes in landfills generates Methane, a highly potent Green House Gas. Profitable recycling of non-biodegradable wastes, to some extent, keeps them away from landfills. However, utilizing organic waste as a potential resource demands macro level efforts, currently not employed at a large scale.


Our team surveyed a cross section of urban society to explore prevalent practices in organic household waste management and studied the feasibility of small scale upcycling of such waste at source, concluding with a research and application based database of simple 'DIY' methods to upcycle organic waste at source, by use in:

  • Garden (making Compost, Organic NPK Growing plants from waste/ throwaway plants/plant parts)
  • Kitchen (As food ingredient, to boost nutrition value/thickness)
  • Household (Making Cosmetic/Haircare products, candles)


We assessed these methods scientifically, and improvised on them, eventually upcycling 250gm organic waste per capita per day. We aim to share our project outcomes with the community (insight gained, products made), to promote these ideas as avenues of generating ?Wealth from Waste?, by treating waste as cheap readily available resource and to suggest upcycling left-over raw food waste into low cost food, towards a zero hunger world. Thereby encouraging people to adopt such practices, the problem can be tackled at a micro level, ultimately minimising the organic waste in landfills.


While governments tackle growing landfills/GHGs at macro level, our project educates individuals about practical solutions, simple enough to be implemented by students.




Slide Presentation Part 1

Slides 1-8

 

Background

Aims & objectives

Need Statement

Methodology


 
SLIDE 1SLIDE 2SLIDE 3SLIDE 4SLIDE 5SLIDE 6SLIDE 7SLIDE 8

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4 Comments

  • says :
    Yup, Aaditya DIY methods is just the way to increase the awareness of this project to create involvement of each and every individual. Food waste is one of the leading dangers to our environment. It was fun doing the project.
    Posted 09-08-2017 19:49

  • Arushi Madan says :
    What an amazing project! One can't expect anything less when mentor like Anjum Ma'am and mentee like you are involved. I am sure all those who will read this report(and the following ones on this project) would get inspired in one way or the other. Organic waste can be upcycled with wonderful outcomes. Thanks for sharing and inspiring Aaditya.
    Posted 04-07-2017 01:41

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  • Aaditya Singh says :
    Thank You Mentor Daon. I hope you like the Project as a whole and it can serve as a reference for other members too.
    Posted 02-07-2017 06:07

  • says :
    Hi Aaditya, thanks for sharing your WED activity with us:) I really liked the power point slides since it effectvely explains broad contents, from the problem you guys aimed to solve to methodolog! Excited to read your next post!
    Posted 01-07-2017 19:21

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