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Give Paper Back

Research says, recycling 1 ton of paper can save 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4000 Kw of energy and helping in reducing greenhouse emissions. Paper accounts for 25% of landfill waste. In Karnataka alone, over 200 Crore unused sheets of paper reaches landfills every year.

To address this issue, Youth for Seva aims to run a project “Give Paper Back”, by reusing the unused books at the end of academic year and distribute it to underprivileged students in urban, rural and tribal areas.

“Give Paper Back” project was started in a small way in the year 2016, with the help of schools, apartment complexes, communities around Bangalore. Our volunteers approached school students and emphasized the urban children on the value of reusing paper and importance of preserving our environment. Over the years, this campaign has grown momentum and starting Year - 2020 Youth for Seva in association with ONGC Foundation has launched Nationwide campaign to collect used books from students across India and distribute to underprivileged, Rural and tribal students.

With “Give Paper Back” initiative, we collect used notebooks from students, segregate used and unused sheets, used sheets will be sent to recycling center and unused sheets will be used to bind new notebooks and then distributed back.

 ‘Give Paper Back-2020’:  This year we have launched an all India campaign and have targeted 800,000 notebooks to be distributed to rural and tribal students across India.

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