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Student Symposium on Converting Plastic Waste to Wealth

Indian Green Building Council celebrates 23rd January – 29th January 2020 as “Harit Prem Bharat Mahotsav”, and to mark this occasion, Civil Engineering Department, School of Engineering, OrCES – Organization of Civil Engineering Students, IGBC Student’s Chapters along with NSS, Nirma University had organized student symposium on “Converting Plastic Waste to Wealth”. The program took place on January 23, 2020 from 11:15 PM to 6:00 PM at Nirma University campus. The function inaugurated by Mr. Jayesh Hariyani, Co-chairman IGBC Ahemdabad Chapter, and Dr R N Patel, Additional Director, SoE, IT-NU. Mr. Jayesh Hariyani handed over the students chapter certificate to Dr R N Patel and Dr U V Dave. Various expert lectures and competitions were organized.

  1. Expert Lectures
  • Waste to Energy by Dr. Bina Patel, Senior Manager & Head Abellon Clean Energy Limited, Ahmedabad
  • Recycling of plastics and waste management by Dr. P.K Manadal, Assistant Professor, CIPET : Institute of Plastics Technology (IPT) – Ahmedabad
  • Plastic waste recycling and relevant technologies by  Mr. Sudhir Shukla, Director, Soletch Recycler, Baroda
  1. Students Events
  • Let’s Talk – Case Study Competition
  • Ideate – Idea Pitching Competition
  • Reuse it – Model Making Competition

More than 120 Students of Civil Engineering Department participated in these competitions with great enthusiasm. An exhibition was also held after the competitions, in which models were displayed. In addition to the above activities, an awareness program was also organized to aware the students about the various aspects of reuse of plastic material.