New Delhi govt plans to recycle waste generated during CW Games

NEW DELHI: In tune with the “green vision” of next year’s Commonwealth Games, Delhi government has drawn up a comprehensive plan to recycle the vast amount of waste expected to be generated during the 13-day long sporting event.

The environment department of state government has already identified over 80 schools having paper recycling units to recycle waste papers to be generated from different venues of the event.

A soft drink manufacturer has also been roped in to recycle the plastic water and juice bottles.

“Over 80 schools have been given paper recycling machines. These schools will recycle all the paper waste of the sporting event,” environment secretary Dharmendra said.

Noting that offsetting the carbon footprint of the Games was high on government’s priority, he said a proper mechanism will be put in place to collect the organic as well as inorganic wastes from the Games venues and take them to the recycling plants daily.

“We are taking all possible steps to minimize the carbon footprint of the Commonwealth Games,” Dharmendra said.

The Delhi government and Organising Committee of the Games have already declared that the event will be the first “Green Games” in the history of sporting events.

From TOI

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