The focus this Environment Day is on Air Pollution, a major cause behind seven million premature deaths. The second major cause of air pollution after burning garbage is the single use plastic. Though plastic is banned in India’s 25 states, 15,000 tonnes of plastic waste — enough to fill 1500 trucks — is still being generated every day.
On the occasion of ‘World Environment Day’ on 5th June 2019, Oxford University Press India (OUPI) as an environmentally responsible organization pledges to continue working towards reducing its carbon footprints through its paper recycling initiative.
OUPI in 2016 formed a partnership with Jaagruti, an organization working in the field of paper recycling and since then, the organization has recycled all the waste paper in its Delhi-NCR offices.
This waste is recycled to produce notepads and A4 paper that are used across OUP India offices. Since 2016, OUP India has recycled over 15 tons of waste paper equivalent to saving of 255 trees, 420,496 liters of water, 26,280 liters of oil & 61,155 KW hours of energy.
Recently, on 15th April on the occasion of world art day, OUPI employees painted environment conservation slogans and wall arts at an education charity for the underprivileged kids – Ritinjali’s Nathupur Pahari learning center in Gurgaon.
The activity was aimed at giving out important environmental and social messages to the local community people and also to the children studying the center.