Monday, December 13, 2010
Largest piece of handmade recycled paper: Ryan International school students sets world record
LUDHIANA, Punjab, India--Class IX students of Ryan International School displayed a handmade paper of an area of 1050.4 square feet
setting the new world record for the Largest piece of handmade recycled paper.
Photo: Students of Ryan International School work on creating the world's largest handmade recycled paper. Photo by: Himanshu Mahajan (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for the Largest piece of handmade recycled paper stood at 675 sq. feet.
Gurpreet Kaur, the school principal, said, "It is the vision of the Chairman, Dr. Augustine Francis Pinto, as the message of 'sustainable development' and using the natural resources judiciously was spread amongst the masses by this humble gesture which proved to be a record-breaking event.
"The students worked diligently towards this global mission of 'Green World' by reusing the waste paper (collected in the school) and transforming it into a utility product."
The art and craft teachers who guided these students included Seema Dhawan and Puneeta Attri.
Their achievement has been recognised by Limca Book of Records.
Ajay Rai, head of the Computer Department of the school, said, "As many as 146 students participated in this mega project. They kept collecting waste paper for a month in a pit. And then added resins and brown colour to it.
To remove bad smell, potassium permanganate was added in this mixture and after a month it was ground. Today, the students made a chain and spread this mixture with the help of trays under the open sky.
To save it from dew drops and fog, the recycled handmade paper will be covered with a thick polythene sheet at night."
Guinness World Records also recognized the oldest known piece of paper is thought to date from around AD 150 and was discovered in Wuwei in China's Gansu province. It is made largely of cotton rags.
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Monday, December 13, 2010