UNEP 10YFP

UNEP 10YFP

SCRIPT (Sustainable Consumption and Recycling Interventions for Paper and Textiles) for Reducing Urban Climate Footprints

Paper and textiles in urban life has indubitable utility and persistent demand and as well has substantial emission and unsustainable consumption footprints. Sustainable usage and recycling interventions for these towards better resource utilizations would be impactful adaptive measures in defending climate change.

Goals and principles of 10YFP pertaining to Sustainable Consumer Production that is about increasing resource efficiency and promoting sustainable lifestyles is the central tenet of this project. It offers important contributions for all three dimensions of sustainability ensuring poverty alleviation and transition towards low-carbon and climate-pro lifestyle categorically for the urban ecosphere. This project substantially contribute to 10YFP by augmenting the product life through post consumption recycling and reuse of two significant consumer products, paper and textile, and as well reduce consumption through waste minimization awareness drives. Ecofriendly technology for recycling paper and textile through paper molding, mache layering and rolling to make micro-utility products not only increase the product life but also reduce emission footprints substantially by decreasing a part of landfill mass and as well diminishing water demands in its life period.

This project is integral to efforts for downscaling urban emission footprints, especially through municipal solid waste disposal planning. Therefore, it derives obvious relationship with integrated solid waste management for climate smart city and habitat conservation in the urban context. Abatement of pollution is synergistic to the said area of activity, while reducing landfill emission and rescuing ravished urban wetlands and water bodies with dumped municipal waste are related action plans.