Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 435-445 October-December 20

 

ESTIMATION OF PAPER WASTE GENERATED AT FEW OF THE LOTTERY CENTRES IN AND AROUND PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

 

Sarkar Pradeep K. *, Upasani Devdutt V. 1 and Jaweed Tasadoq H.2

1. Department of Geology, Fergusson College, Pune (INDIA) 2. Department of Environmental Science and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Dhankawadi, Pune (INDIA)

 

Received on : August 10, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

From the existing hundreds of lottery centres in Pune city, about nine lottery centres were chosen to estimate the amount of waste paper generated per week during the festive and non-festive seasons. The data collected through questionnaire show that a major portion of the lottery tickets are disposed in the dustbins of the Pune Municipal Corporation or are disposed by some other means. The lottery tickets used by the customers are also seen strewn around in the vicinity of the lottery centres and thus create a nuisance in the surrounding areas. However, taking the total amount of waste paper generated, it was found that instead of just disposing this matter, it can very well recycled. Taking the economics into consideration like the bank loan, infrastructure development, payments to the labours etc., a net profit of Rs.5,575/- can be generated per month. Taking into consideration the paper waste generated by Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in the city, the raw material available is nearly doubled and hence the increased profits earned are enough to sustain a small scale industry for providing printing papers to the same lottery and ATM centres with a cost benefit.

 

Keywords : Lottery paper waste, Recycle, Economics, Small scale industry, ATMs, MSWM

 

 

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