KIRTIPUR, Dec 19: Chandragiri Municipality is making preparations for collecting waste by segregating it at source into biodegradable and non-degradable waste.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Nepal is facing a waste of 700-800 MW of the produced electricity on a daily basis due to a decline in the domestic consumption amid ongoing festivals.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The work of final disposal of the entire waste dumped at the Teku station for the last four months will be over in two days, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) said.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The locals of Banchare Danda have announced that they will not allow the Kathmandu Valley’s waste to be dumped at the Sisdole-Banchare Danda landfill site from August 17.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The locals of Banchare Danda have announced that they will not allow the Kathmandu Valley’s waste to be dumped at the Sisdole-Banchare Danda landfill site from August 17.

Inspiration for eco-friendly living

January 31, 2020 11:52 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Parliamentary Committee on Development and Technology has accused the government of becoming insincere toward waste management of Kathmandu Valley.

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KATHMANDU, June 24: After every party it’s time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world’s highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.

CHITWAN, June 1: Bharatpur Metropolitan City collects around 65 tons of waste on a daily basis. After collecting the garbage, the metropolis dumps it on the banks of the Narayani River. It has been nine years since the local unit has been dumping the waste on the river bank in ward 4.

Reducing plastic waste

May 31, 2019 09:12 am

Plastic might feel like a wonderful invention – you use it almost everywhere – but since most of it is used just once (not to forget that plastic takes years to degrade), it’s choking the mother earth. We hear about that all the time but are we doing our bit to ensure we aren’t contributing to it in any way? Here are five ways you can start lessening your plastic usage and waste.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The Ministry of Water Supply is learnt to have been working on an idea of a high-powered authority for the systematic management of waste produced from the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Over 10 tons of garbage has been removed from Mt Everest region under a government-initiated mega cleanup campaign named Mount Everest Cleanup Campaign 2019.

Reusing food waste

May 10, 2019 09:40 am

Did you know that a lot of the food waste that you throw out on a regular basis could be reused for something else? From adding them to your food in place of flavoring agents to using them as cleaning products and air fresheners, here are some creative ways to reuse food waste.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The Nepal Army (NA) has lifted two tons of non bio-degradable waste from the Mt Everest region under its Mount Everest cleanup campaign.

BUTWAL, April 6: On February 14, chief minister (CM) of Province 5, Shankar Pokharel, came to the streets and participated in a road cleanup program in Butwal, the temporary capital of the province. He did not only pick the garbage on the roadside but also got into the sewers. The team including the CM, high-level government officials, mayor and deputy mayor of Butwal Sub-metropolis participated in the cleanup campaign. Later, the collected waste was disposed on the banks of the Tinau River.

An expired date on an egg carton. Browning avocados. The Chinese takeout from last week. They’re all foods likely destined for the trash. If you’re hoping to reduce household food waste, experts say there are two key things to do: Eat what you have, and buy only what you need.

The Mount Everest base camp in Tibet will be closed to all tourists until further notice to clear the garbage that has piled up, Chinese officials say.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A government-run project to manage waste from the Kathmandu Valley has failed to make headway for months. At the heart of the stalemate is the issue of managing 988 staffers of Kathmandu Metropolitan City working on waste management.

As Kathmandu residents we have all complained when the garbage truck misses its round and the bags of waste mount up along bends of the roads and empty spaces. Each of us are contributing bags of waste regularly, but what do we know about where it ends up or bother to be part of the solution?

BIRGUNJ, Jan 8: As the officials of the Birgunj Metropolitan City have been staging protests by boycotting their work for the past five days, police with the help of local youths collected the garbage piled in various places on Monday.

Waste continues to pile up in Muktinath

November 3, 2018 07:30 am

MUSTANG, Nov 3: Every day, thousands of domestic and international pilgrims throng Muktinath, the famous religious shrine in Mustang. In recent years, this place has evolved as one of the most preferred destinations for travelers. Various dignitaries such as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reached this site to see its mesmerizing beauty.

Our lives

October 9, 2018 09:49 am

A piece of waste Whose existence in junkyard A class among the wastes Marking each of them with a value

Preparation to generate energy from waste

September 10, 2018 12:45 pm

TULSIPUR, Sept 10: In an effort to manage wastes efficiently, the Ghorrahi sub-metropolis is making necessary preparation to generate energy from perishable waste.

22 metric tonnes waste collected

August 4, 2018 15:42 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: As usual schedule of sanitation in the Kathmandu Valley, people from various places collected garbage from river banks and streets today as well.

KANCHANPUR, Aug 4: The Bhimdutta Municipality is to produce energy from the solid waste produced by the municipality folks.

Reducing food waste in supply chain

August 2, 2018 11:10 am

Everything we eat travel across a food supply chain, a journey from farm to the plate. This is a journey that passes through production, processing, distribution, consumption, and disposal.

KATHMANDU, July 28: At least 23 metric tons of solid waste was collected under various river clean-up campaigns and ring road clean-up drive.

Valley waste collection resumes

July 23, 2018 10:53 am

KATHMANDU, July 23: The garbage that has been piled up in the Kathmandu Valley for the past one month is being picked up today.

KATHMANDU, July 21: As much as 26 metric tons of waste was managed in course of cleaning the rivers and the Ring Road area in the Kathmandu Valley today.

KATHMANDU, July 3: When people in Kathmandu Metropolitan City elected a new leadership in May last year they were very hopeful that  life  in the city would become easier, with toxic pollution brought under control and waste management properly tackled.

KATHMANDU, June 23: As much as 24 metric tons of waste has been collected from different places of the Kathmandu Valley today.

Best out of waste

June 22, 2018 06:46 am

Bottle to Beads is a personal venture and an ethical business initiated by Marie Ange Sylvain Holmgren. This noble venture trains and empowers rural women of Nepal to produce beads made of recycled glasses.

MANANG, May 27: Tilicho, a lake in Manang situated at the highest altitude in the world is the site of attraction of tourists from both home and abroad. The lake based in the Nisyang Rural Municipality-9 is situated on the Annapurna mountain range at an altitude of 4,919 meters above the sea-level.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The Bagmati River is yet to be witnessed clean and clear despite five years' relentless efforts to clean it. The Bagmati River Cleanup Mega Campaign which was begun five years ago on the same day today has completed five years' journey but the condition is still not satisfactory and worrying.

SOLUKHUMBU, May 18: In a bid to manage the waste materials dumped by climbers in the Everest region, the government has made it mandatory for each climber to collect and bring back with them at least eight kg of waste to the Everest Base Camp.

BUTWAL, May 17: The announcement for the construction of waste processing center in Siddharthanagar, the gateway to Lumbini, under the integrated city development plan in 2012, had elated the locals.

KATHMANDU, May 12: A total of 31 metric tons of waste was collected from the Kathmandu Valley based rivers and the Ring Road areas and managed today.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has taken action against 91 individuals for haphazardly disposing their waste products.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Huge amount of waste has been managed with the cleanup campaign conducted in different parts of the Kathmandu Valley today.

KATHMANDU, Mar 31: Twenty-seven metric tons of solid waste was collected and managed from various rivers and the ring road in Kathmandu valley, as part of the weekly cleaning drive today.

Aiming to digitize waste management

March 30, 2018 11:17 am

To answer the question why, Aayushi K.C., founder and CEO of Khaalisisi, starts with a simple, “because trash is everywhere.” As many of us in the city have noticed as well, it’s a problem that hasn’t been curbed with the same old traditional means and system. What K.C. wants to bring to the field is some innovative solutions.

KATHMANDU, Mar 27: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office is learned to have been working with the concept of placing vending machines for effective management of plastic waste in seven busiest areas of the town.

Fuel from waste plastic

March 21, 2018 13:57 pm

JHAPA, March 21: Fuel was produced from waste plastic in Surunga of Kankari municipality.

Fuel produce from waste plastic

March 21, 2018 12:00 pm

JHAPA Mar 21: Fuel has been produced from waste plastic in Surunga of Kankari municipality.

KATHMANDU, March 7: Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) has concluded negotiations with NepWaste, a Nepal-Finland joint venture, for the management of municipal solid waste of Kathmandu district through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach, paving the way for signing of project development agreement (PDA).

Investment Board finalizes a much-awaited agreement with Finnish joint venture for the management of the municipal solid waste. Each household will have to pay Rs 219 per month as waste collection service fees.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: At least 36 metric tons of solid waste has been collected as part of Kathmandu valley clean-up campaign on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: At least 31 metric tonnes of solid waste have been extracted today as part of Kathmandu valley clean-up campaigns.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Nepal Army has started procurement of different civil works, including earth cutting and permanent structures, for the Kathmandu Tarai Expressway without preparing Detailed Project Report (DPR) - a prerequisite for any development work.