Friday, 18 September 2009

Green Games: Will use recycled paper

Taking a step further in their efforts to conduct a Green Commonwealth Games next year, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced that recycled paper and stationery will be used for official work during the event. “We are all out to make Commonwealth Games as Green Games. We would like to ensure only recycled paper, stationery and material be used during the game and this would be applicable in respect of functions, events and offices,” Dikshit told reporters here.

She was speaking at a workshop on ‘Ozone Layer Depletion and Climate Change’ earlier this week, organised by the environment department on the occasion of World Ozone Day.

“There is a need to work without ozone depleting substances and appliances. In case the ozone layer actually gets depleted, increased penetration of ultraviolet radiation will have profound impact on all living creatures including human and plant life,” she said.


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