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Mumbai institute recycles waste, to generate electricity to reduce carbon footprint

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: April , 2017

Source: Hindustan Times, Mumbai, April, 2017:- From recycling wastewater to generating its own electricity, the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) is taking strides to convert its Matunga campus into a green zone. The institute’s 16-acre campus in the heart of Matunga has 11 academic departments, four specialised centres and five hostels that house 800 students. In order to reduce its carbon footprint, the institute is blending traditional and modern methods to treat waste, some of which have been developed by the ICT itself. For the last five years, the institute has been accumulating waste from its canteens, hostels and gardens and converting it into compost. The compost is being used as fertilisers for more than 800 trees on campus. The dry garden waste, which doesn’t decompose, is pulverised in a crusher, converted into briquettes and used as fuel in the hostel mess. 

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