Leveraging a distinctive educational approach that moves beyond the classroom teaching, 40 high school students of Grade 6 from the Oakridge International School, Mohali got an opportunity to step into the world of Infosys, Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, recently. The hi-tech tour to Infosys yield insights into the E-Waste revolutionary concepts, where they interacted with the company’s leading IT brains. Together, they had a brainstorming session on E-waste recycling which helped them learn about how E-waste is the most rapidly growing segment of the municipal solid waste stream in their city.
The young inquirers also discovered how to conserve natural resources and energy required to produce new electronic equipment. The budding scientists also investigated various benefits of e-waste management that are endless, be it conservation of natural resources, protecting our surrounding, helping others, creating jobs, or saving landfill space. After experiencing the benefits of e-waste management, they were introduced to various measures that have shaped the handling and treatment of food wastage. Students had exclusive access to Infosys’ organic waste converters that is being used to convert food waste into rich manure that is further used for landscaping.