3R - Towards Green Educational Campuses through Smart Paper Policies

Prof. Nandini Kulkarni, Prof. Pradeep Padgilwar

Abstract


Educational Campuses across India and also abroad should play a pivotal role in creating and demonstrating successful sustainability programs. When it comes to recycling of vital resources, which is necessary to protect the climate and reduce waste, campuses make a huge impact. Paper is one of those necessary resources. But unfortunately, it is often overlooked. However, the way we manufacture, use, dispose of, and purchase paper can have dramatic impacts on the global climate, and the overall sustainability of our lifestyle. The paper is a report submitted to the management regarding the paper management and ways of reduce, reuse and recycle of paper within the educational campuses for sustainability and one step towards green campus.

Keywords


Reduce, Reuse, recycle, Sustainability

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References


“50% offce paper is recovered for recycling” – AF&PA (www.paperrecycles.org) – 2006 Annual Recovered Paper Statistics

State of the Campus Environment (www.nwf.org/Global-Warming/Campus-Solutions/Resources/

Reports/State-of-the-Campus-Environment-Report.aspx) – A National Report Card on Environmental Performance and Sustainability in Higher Education

University of California at Berkley: http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/

Colorado State University: http://www.fm.colostate.edu/sustain/

University of Florida: http://www.sustainability.ufl.edu/


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