St.Martin's Engineering College

An Autonomous Institute

A Non Minority College | Approved by AICTE | Affiliated to JNTUH, Hyderabad | NAAC-Accredited ‘A+’ Grade | 2(f) & 12(B) status (UGC) ISO 9001:2008 Certified | NBA Accredited | SIRO (DSIR) | UGC-Paramarsh | Recognized Remote Center of IIT, Bombay

Dhulapally, Secunderabad – 500100


We all know that we are part of the environment we live in. And the solution to many environmental problems lie in our attitude towards environment. Be it awareness to keep our surroundings clean or the realization to conserve natural resources by re-using and recycling wherever possible, they all are attitudinal. But changing the attitudes of 100core plus people is not going to happen overnight.
The best way to attempt to bring about a change in the attitudes in the society is through young students. With the support of our management, faculty & students we would like to start and maintain a successful environmental club in our college. It suggests a myriad of activities that clubs can pursue and where to go for help. It encourages us to study the local environment and to contribute to solving environmental problems. In so doing, we will be playing an important role in environmental education for sustainable development (EESD).
In view of this, our college has made special efforts to start the ECO-CLUB.
☞ Objectives:
• Enriching the importance of Trees in the society
• Aware the importance of Reuse, Reduce, Recycle in the society

• Enlighten and motivate the students & fellow people to understand their responsibilities and roles towards environment
• Promoting our college and community towards the protection of nature
• Making the campus plastic free.
☞ Waste Management in SMEC
Solid waste management:
The solid waste is segregated by providing separate dustbins for bio-degradable and plastic waste. WOW under Eco-Club from SMEC takes an initiative to reduce the solid waste in the college premises as a part of which they came up with recycling process which a WOW (Wealth out of Waste) programme is taken up by ITC Ltd, to handle paper, metal, glass, and plastic. Metal waste from the workshop are stored and given to authorized scrap agents for further processing.

E-waste management:
E-waste is essentially in the form of electronic items which are rendered useless. Such items are either repaired or returned to the suppliers for disposal as per the manufacturer‘s policy. Outdated computer systems and components are sold to the vendors who treat and dispose properly. We have MoU with ITC Social Enterprise for establishing plant in our college for making use of e-waste to good products. The main aim is to collect E-Waste and segregate the useful circuits and components and make it into useful products.

pdf Memorandum of Understanding

Haritha Haram:
Telangana launched a massive programmed Haritha Haram, SMEC participated by planting 1000 saplings, SMEC also participated by planting sapling in and around college premises. Faculty of SMEC and NSS Student volunteers had actively participated.
The chairman of the college has launched the “HARITHA HARAM” by planting a sapling at the college premises and invited the students to participate actively in the programme to improve the green cover for a better future. He also stated that the programme is to improve green cover, maintain ecological balance & to ensure sustainable livelihoods Rain water Harvesting:

Rooftop Water Harvesting: The runoff from the terrace of the college building is channelized into tanks located at different locations. All the rooftop rainwater outlet discharge into storm water drains and then to the sumps through a network linked through chambers that take rainwater to the recharge wells. To facilitate groundwater recharge, all structures are provided with bore wells. Layer of bricks filled inside the recharge well ensures proper filtration of harvested water.

Swach Bharat:
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a nationwide cleanliness campaign run by the government of India and initiated by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2nd of October in 2014 on 145th birthday anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi. This campaign has been launched to fulfill the aim of cleanliness all over the India. The Prime Minister has requested the people of India to involve in the Swachh Bharat Mission and promote others to do the same for leading our country as a best and clean country of the world. This campaign was first initiated by the Narendra Modi himself by cleaning the road on the way going to launch the campaign Say No To Plastic:
• They are harmful to the environment.
• Takes 1000 years to decompose into smaller pieces, which seep down into the soil and release chemicals, which eventually reach the water supply.
• Kills animals in the water when they eat plastic bags thinking they are jellyfish.

• Manufacturing of plastic bags is harmful to the environment because nonrenewable resources are used (petroleum and natural gas). The manufacturing process itself uses toxic chemicals, pollutes the atmosphere and consumes energy.
Importance of Waste Segregation.
The hierarchy begins with the diminution of sweepings at the source. This implies a diminution in the total amount of waste and a decrease in their toxicity and other harmful properties. The diminution of sweepings is achieved by reorienting producers and consumers to products and packaging, resulting in less waste
The third level of “recuperation” is the processing of materials, including composting of organic matter, melting glass, metal, plastic and other forms of recuperation of useful materials, preventing their disposal. At the same time, recycling is the return of sweepings to the same technological process that led to their formation, and the recuperation is the use of waste after processing, or without it, in other technological processes or to generate energy.