June 5, 2023
iLEAD celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2023 from 5 pm onwards, by launching ‘Waste- A Great Untapped Business Opportunity’, a book written by Shri Pradip Chopra. Shri Pradip Chopra is a first-generation entrepreneur, an educationist, a philanthropist, a mentor and an author.‘Waste – A Great Untapped Business Opportunity’ by Pradip Chopra explores a wide range of topics, delving into the potential of waste as a lucrative business opportunity. The book dives into critical subjects such as the green building movement, and upcycling of various materials like tyres, glass waste, consumer durables, tin, textile waste, plastic, shipping containers, automobiles, and more. Furthermore, it highlights the restoration of old dilapidated heritage and non-heritage buildings, and vintage items, as well as the recycling of military hardware and e-waste.
The book serves as a comprehensive guide, offering valuable insights into reducing carbon emissions, combating global warming, and adopting a sustainable approach for a better future. With its thought-provoking content, the book marks a significant milestone in the journey towards a world with zero waste. Guests like Mr. Debasish Kumar, Mayor-In-Council for Conservation of Parks, KMC, MAKAUT, Dr.Saikat Maitra, Former Vice Chancellor, MAKAUT, Mr. Shahanshah Mirza, Executive Officer at Customs and Central Excise Department, Govt. of India and many other dignitaries were present at the event.The dignitaries also shared their insights on environmental sustainability, waste management, and the path to a greener future.
Almost 30 junk and scrap dealers from Kolkata were also recognized with the ‘Paryavaran Sainik Samman’ at the event for their exemplary contribution towards the preservation of the environment and promotion of sustainability.