Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Deemed to be University has a continuing recycling program aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) defined by the United Nations Development Program. The program aims to recycle paper, plastic, non-decomposable and decomposable waste for benefit of the society and protection of the environment.
Several initiatives have been taken up by the University in this regard:
ENACTUS’ is an innovative initiative by students of KIIT to improve the quality of life in society. Under the initiative, Project SIDDHI was undertaken, which provided opportunity to the oppressed communities like transgender in and around Bhubaneswar to change their lives for the better and, in the process, also try to eliminate the use of plastic bags by replacing it with handmade paper bags. The transgenders were trained in making newspaper bags and were successful in receiving a number of orders.
Composting is practiced using food wastes, used paper napkins, pads, wet garbage, etc.
Electronic recycling is done by dissembling old and obsolete computer system, electronic equipments, identifying and cataloging functional subcomponents, circuits, ICs, SoCs for use in student projects.
Awareness programs on electronic waste recycling are also being carried out.
Roles and Responsibilities of the committee:
The committee is involved in initiating and coordinating different activities related to mass awareness, mitigating information on advanced research areas, organizing seminars and symposiums aiming at promoting water conservation , water pollution and drought. The team and volunteers are involved in data gathering for reporting to the Center of Excellence for Sustainability and Equity for analyzing the impact and outcomes ensuing in future planning.