Manu Karki lives a zero-waste life. When moving into her current home, she spent weeks hunting through different shops to find a metal dustbin rather than go for the easily available plastic ones. She is a vegetarian who is slowly transitioning to veganism. Most of the things she uses are non-plastic, she would rather thrift her clothes than buy new ones and she is willing to do everything in her power to be an environmentally conscious person.
Being environmentally aware and trying to live a zero-waste, low carbon and no plastic life are what many of us strive for (at least those of us who are aware of the ongoing climate crisis and want to play an active part in preventing/reversing the damage). Though the idea of eco-friendly living seems easy on paper, it’s especially difficult to put it into practice as our lives are so heavily dependent on mass production and non-renewable energy sources.
With more and more people talking about how products should be organic, sustainable and eco-friendly, it isn’t a surprise that a lot of the newly launched Nepali brands are following this route. And although a majority of Nepalis have always emphasized the use of organic products over factory produced ones, it has only been a few years since the youths have started taking an active interest in making and using organic products. If you want to go the organic way, here are some Nepali brands that you might want to consider for your needs.
It’s been five years since we started with the events at The KTM Drive. It feels so nice how a small idea which was discussed over a coffee turned out to be an eco-friendly drive where we gave about 200 tree saplings for free.