Our Co-founder, Vasudha Mehta was one of the Speakers at “A Conference on HCD – Human Centered Design Thinking in Practice:Case Studies in Urban Waste Management” — which was held at the Uchicago Delhi Center and in line with the theme given to us, we shared with the audience, our story of setting up and scaling up JAAGRUTI Waste Paper Recycling Services across the three phases of adopting a Human Centered Design based approach – from INSPIRATION to IDEATION to IMPLEMENTATION.
As per IDEO.org:
Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving . It’s a process that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor-made to suit their needs. Human centered design is all about building a deep empathy with the people you’re designing for; generating tons of ideas; building a bunch of prototypes; sharing what you’ve made with the people you’re designing for; and eventually putting your innovative new solution out in the world. Human-centered design is a process that can be used across industries and sectors to approach any number of challenges—from product and service design to space or systems design, to name just a few
Delhi International Airport Limited’s Paper Recycling Initiative with ‘Jaagruti’ gets featured in the National Press on 2nd April, 2012
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Excerpt from this story is quoted below:
The Indira Gandhi International Airport here has initiated measures like using recycled papers at its premises in a bid to become a ‘green airport’. After putting in place some of the green initiatives like rainwater, use of natural lights and efforts to reduce emissions, the airport operator, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), has now decided to use recycled papers in its offices. For this, DIAL has entered into an agreement with an NGO ‘Jaagruti’, which will recycle the waste paper generated in its offices and get the notepads or A4 sheet made from the recycled paper.
“The collected waste paper would be systematically graded and transported to the recycling mill. There it would be processed to make different quality of recycled paper by using Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) bleaching technology,” a DIAL spokesperson said.
This would save 17 trees, 26,281 litres of water, 264 kg of air pollution, 1,752 litres of oil, 4077 KW hours of energy, 82.62 cubic feet of landfill space, he claimed. As a part of the initiative, DIAL shared one tonne of paper waste for recycling to Jaagruti. “DIAL is committed to conducting its business in an environment-friendly and sustainable manner at IGI airport by minimising the impact of our activities on the environment and community. Environment Management is an integral part of our business strategy towards achieving credibility and business sustainability,” DIAL CEO I Prabhakar Rao said.
If you or the organisation you work with want to associate with ‘Jaagruti Waste Paper Recycling Services’ to recycle your waste paper, please contact us by calling us on +91-98101 91625 or writing to us on firstname.lastname@example.org with a cc to email@example.com
Next time you waste paper, you may do well to remember that paper doesn’t grow on trees!
But, about 17-22 full grown trees are cut to make 1 tonne of paper.
Paper usage is inevitable, we understand that because we also use paper, BUT you can help the environment by reusing paper. Reuse minimizes the amount of trash you produce and conserves precious natural resources.
Many everyday paper items can be reused and kept out of landfills:
- Replace using tissue papers with handkerchiefs, why waste paper made out of trees, when you can use a piece of cloth that can be washed over and over again and reused..Think?
- Save paper that has print on only one side. This paper can be reused in a variety of ways: for writing lists or notes, as drawing or coloring paper for children, for home printing that doesn’t need to be professional.
- Save toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. These can be used for school or home art projects. They can also be used for starting seeds.
- Save tissue wrapping paper. It can be reused for wrapping another gift, as packing material, or for protecting Christmas ornaments for storage.
- Save junk mail. It can be used to make lists, as scratch paper, for a child’s drawing.
- Replace paper bags with cloth bags while you go shopping.
If you have some paper left that hasn’t been reused through some method above or has been used and re-used to the hilt and can’t be used or re-used anymore, don’t throw it away!
Recycle it and all your organisation’s waste paper by contacting us at ‘Jaagruti™ Waste Paper Recycling Services‘.
We do it for free and we do it to save many a tree!
By recycling 1 tonne of your organisation’s waste paper can help save a lot of resources, like:
- 17 trees
- 275 pounds of sulphur
- 350 lbs of limestone
- 9,000 lbs of steam
- 60,000 gallons of water
- 225 kilowatt hours
- 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
And when it comes to counting your organisation’s green points or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings-by recycling your organisation’s waste paper through us at ‘Jaagruti‘,you can help double your profits at no extra costs as you :
- Save precious natural resources and help profit the planet, and you
- Help your organisation profit by getting from us paper stationery made of 100% Recycled White ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free) Paper!
In the video below, virgin paper (paper made from wood-pulp) is being compared to recycled paper, in a point-by-point manner thereby showing which one is better for our environment and why so?
After watching this video you would have been able to analyse that recycled paper uses less energy thereby producing less carbon emissions , making it much more environmentally friendly.
So, which one would you chose for your work? Recycled Paper or Virgin Wood-based paper? The choice is now entirely yours!
Contact us at ‘Jaagruti’ if you/your organisation wants to do either of the following:
- Recycle your organisation’s waste paper.
- Or if you want to replace/supplement your existing paper stationery at work with 100% Recycled White Elemental Chlorine Free Paper stationery products.
Whatever you wish to do, we at ‘Jaagruti’ can help you save both, paper and our planet!