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February , 2017
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Mumbai: Air India’s green mission takes off, 3,500kg organic waste recycled

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: February , 2017

Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Feb 2017: In less than a year, the environment wing of the country’s national carrier in Mumbai has converted more than 3,500 kg of garden and kitchen waste into 500kg of organic manure, thereby saving it from going to overburdened dumping grounds. In an attempt to find alternative means of disposing green waste, close to 200 volunteers from different departments of the old airport complex and Air India building, Kalina, have been carrying out vermiculture - using earthworms for generating compost, referred to as vermicomposting – within the complex. Segregating and recycling waste at source is essential because recurring fires at the city’s dumping grounds in 2015 and 2016 were caused by mixed toxic garbage catching fire owing to high methane content. Apart from a host of pollutants released in the air when mixed garbage burns, liquid residue from the charred remains can contaminate ground water.

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