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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
ITAHARI, Dec 21: Local residents living nearby Eastern Regional Jail (ERJ), Jhumka often stage protests venting their ire against the polluted water and waste released from the jail. Two weeks ago, locals had staged demonstrations urging the concerned authorities for proper management of garbage and sewage.