Scrap recycled into desks and shelves

March 30, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:32 am IST - COIMBATORE:

Desks and shelf made from scrap by Suzlon was donated to a primary school in Coimbatore district recently.

Desks and shelf made from scrap by Suzlon was donated to a primary school in Coimbatore district recently.

Large quantities of packaging material that goes as scrap has been recycled by Suzlon here and made into desks and shelves and distributed to schools in five villages in the district.

Recycled

According to a spokesperson of Suzlon, which has installed 2,000 MW of wind turbines in the State, 1,240 kg of wooden scrap was recycled into 40 desks and 20 shelves.

Suzlon group has a panel manufacturing unit in Coimbatore district.

The packaging material used at the panel unit usually goes as scrap after use.

These have been made into school furniture with resources available in-house and distributed to schools as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity.

Good response

The spokesperson said that since the response from the schools was also good, the group plans to make more school furniture using the material.

It distributed 20 desks and five shelves so far to five elementary schools so that children can sit around the desk and take up learning activities.

Activities

Suzlon foundation conducts CSR activities such as health camp, skill training, developing kitchen garden, and cleaning of overhead tanks in select villages in the district.

“This is the first time that we have tried recycling the scrap material and we plan to do more of if,” the spokesperson said.

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