Conducting an e-Scrap Drive!
Students of Indian International School (IIS), participated in a e-Scrap drive during the month of December, 2013. Parents of students were asked, to give e-scrap or electronic waste...

 
Students of Indian International School (IIS), participated in an e-Scrap drive during the month of December, 2013. Parents of students were asked, to give e-scrap or electronic waste, which they did not use anymore or was not working. Electronics, which are of no use and if not disposed correctly, emit harmful gases and radiations, that is harmful.
 
 
Students of IIS collected the items in different categories. Students first kept boxes for each house and told the students in those areas, to keep a check on the items collected in the coloured boxes.

Speaking about the students' ideas and the way they conducted the drive, Neetu Dixit, Environment Coordinator at IIS, DSO, said, "This activity was mainly to generate awareness amongst students to understand the benefits of recycling and need to recycle electronic items and I am very glad to have received a great response for the same."
 
 
There were many items that the students of IIS collected, such as remote controls, PSP's, mobiles, toy helicopters, computers, CPU's, batteries, cameras, speakers, hard disks, USBs, CDs, printers, mixers, chargers, remote control cars etc. Students then involved in sorting the items into different boxes and putting them all aside, counted all of them and gave the list to the assigned teacher to do the rest.

Students understood that if they could dispose electronic waste altogether, then degeneration of this waste will not be harmful. The correct disposal of this waste is integral.

Thrilled by the student's responses after the drive, Ms. Valerie Lasrado, Dubai Silicon Oasis CSR Team said, "IIS, DSO has been one of our highest contributing participants with an overwhelming collection of numerous electronic items. We are extremely happy to receive their contribution."

Many students and their families participated in the drive. The numbers of electronic items received were huge and we had a good time segregating them, categorizing them into groups and then sending it to Dubai Silicon Oasis headquarters who actually had initiated this environment friendly event to try and cause awareness that Electronic items too can be recycled and reused, furthermore.
 
- Written by Dhairya Varma, Junior Reporter of Light House.