In Hyderabad, the project team focused on reducing the use of soft plastics, such as thin film plastics, in the kitchen and
canteen operations. Butter paper replaced plastic film wrappings for bakery items, and the use of thin film plastics was
completely eliminated in in-house kitchens. Additionally, black plastic waste, previously sent to landfill, was segregated from
the mixed waste stream and stored in dedicated areas to be sent for recycling through an approved partner
At Garima Park, Gandhinagar campus, after careful analysis to check recyclability of cooling tower films, the plastic waste was
diverted for recycling through a competent third-party vendor. An on-site shredding machine was deployed to reduce the
waste volume and optimize transport related emissions. The campus also implemented additional measures, such as
replacing plastic water bottles with glass jars/bottles and waste segregation practices for other daily waste, channeling it for
recycling or co-processing.
Dry waste was taken to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) operated by NEPRA, a SPCB
authorized waste collection agency. Here, the waste was sorted and further segregated based on type. The recyclable
fraction was sold to recyclers, while the non-recyclable waste was channeled to cement plants as Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)
or Alternative Fuel & Raw Material (AFR). This model not only contributed to sustainability but also provided inclusive
employment opportunities for women and economically weaker sections.