WastePaper Recycling Plant

Executive Summary
For many decades in our country, the dynamic interplay of lack of awareness, ignorance, apathy, callousness has contributed significantly to environmental degradation. As the repercussions of our past activities become apparent on today’s environment, there is growing public and judicial pressure on the industry to actively maintain, if not improve, environment quality. Our endeavor is to promote the concept of sustainable livelihood by focusing on both, environment and income generation by putting up plants of waste paper recycling . Our waste paper recycling plant offers a sustainable solution to the growing environmental problem by adopting paper recycling processes using which even a common man can turn waste paper and cotton rags into paper. Our approach is neither a model that aims to incorporate all the key elements of people's livelihoods and environment conservation, nor a universal solution. Rather, it is a means of stimulating thought and analysis so that it could be adapted and elaborated depending on the situation..


local communities and its people should be caretakers and not destroyers of the planet and its ecosystems. To achieve this. the surroundings of a community should not harm its members and should provide for all their necessities of life. The Sustainable Livelihood framework places people.Introduction The Sustainable Livelihood Generation is an initiative to address the problem of spiraling poverty as well as environmental degradation simultaneously. 2 . at the centre of a web of inter-related influences that affect how these people create a livelihood for themselves and their households.enterprises including waste paper recycling. Sustainable Natural Resources Management which involves conservation of resources. On the one hand. The approach focuses on improving local people’s well being and at the same time ensuring the conservation of the environment. The sustainable livelihood generation is concerned with local aspects of environmental sustainability and community well being. On the other. A sustainable livelihood is concerned with both environmental influences on human life and human influences on the environment. particularly underprivileged youth and poor people. The approach identifies the main constraints and opportunities faced by these people. and Income Generation which involves developing and promoting small scale and environment friendly micro. the approach focuses on two main areas that are also interlinked.

including planning. With mutual consensus among these people. economic and political phenomena that affect their lives and the many ways in which their own action affect their local environment. To provide the poor with essential information. 3 . implementation and monitoring & evaluation phases. cultural.Goals of the project: To improve the environment by recycling waste paper using a well proven recycling plant to produce useful products. in order to ensure the local ownership and sustainability of the project To enhance the effective participation in the areas of income generation and micro credit specially for under privileged youth to build and operate sustainable micro-enterprises such as waste paper recycling plant conservation and sustainable management of natural Detailed Plan of the Project Techknow will organize discussion with the community groups on the need and importance of conserving environment while focusing on their income generation opportunities at the same time. we will facilitate the process of putting up of waste paper recycling plant. Communities need to be well informed and aware about the various environmental. skills and awareness through sustainable livelihood and income generation programs To deliver projects in a manner that takes into account the importance of environment resources. To directly involve local community groups in the project delivery cycle. social.

Process The raw material is sorted manually to remove foreign material and dust and then sent to chopper. Our waste paper recycling plant offers a sustainable solution to this growing environmental problem by adopting paper recycling processes. the paper industry guzzles up 2. A small amount of pulp is poured evenly into a mould and the excess water is mechanically drained out from it using a hydraulic press/screw press. 4 .Waste Paper Recycling Plant The rate of consumption of paper in India is approximately 5 kg/capita. The cleaned sheet can be coated with starch to further improve the physical property of the paper. The sheets of paper are dried by hanging in the open. Small dirt particles are removed mechanically with the help of a sharp instrument. with an expected growth rate of 6-7 % per annum over the next five years. The plant is based on an effective and yet simple technology with which even a layman can turn waste paper and cotton rags into paper. In this process the sheets are placed between metallic sheets and passed between rollers of a calendaring machine. Moreover the volume of waste paper generated is growing at an alarming rate hampering the already degenerating environment. For every tonne of paper. The chopped pieces are then subjected to beating where the raw material is pulped in water with the help of machine. This process smoothens the paper and also improves its gloss.8 tonnes of dry timber and 2400 gallons of water besides electricity and other resources. This calls for an immediate step to prevent further degradation of environment.

feet Medium Large 3000 Sq. Capacity and Cost of the Plant Size of the plant Capacity Cost* Space Required No. carry bags. And it can be recycled also. feet 20 to 25 * Including taxes and excluding land cost The plant will require 1000 to 6000 liters of water per day and 2 KW to 12 KW of electricity in its three phases. Many shops and stores have slowly started shifting to paper packages for their products keeping customer demand in view and for enhancing their environmental image. letterheads. At present it is being promoted as a replacement for plastic bags and is rapidly gaining in importance.75 day Lakhs Approximately 60 kgs Approximately 200 kgs 10 Lakhs 25 Lakhs 400 Sq. feet 12 6900 Sq. visiting cards etc. of person that can be employed 2 to 3 Small (Suited for Schools) (Suited for Educational Institutes) (Suited for commercial purposes) 15. 5 .20 kgs per 3. Apart from the products mentioned above innovative paper crafts are also popular in the market and are regarded as premium products.The handmade paper obtained can be used for making various articles such as greeting cards. The market for handmade paper and handmade paper products is increasing rapidly.

Employment Generation The Waste Paper Recycling Plant will generate skilled employment as the plant will employ staff (initially 2) after training them in the handmade paper manufacturing process. In the longer run this will also enhance their livelihood opportunity. It will also help to earn revenues through the sale of handmade paper and products made out of it. Products made from Handmade Paper 6 .