Waste is unusable and worthless materials. Waste comes in infinite sizes—some can be as small as an old toothbrush, or as large as the body of the old bus. Everyone creates waste, although some people are very environmentally conscious and create very little and some aren’t. Waste management is the activity and action required to manage waste from its inception to its disposal. Waste management is intended to reduce adverse effects of waste on health, the environment or aesthetics.
Nepal is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia. Nepal is divided into 7 states and 75 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area. Bordering China in the north and India in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Nepal is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.
Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest city of Nepal, It is the largest metropolis in Nepal, with a population of 1.4 million in the city proper, and 2.5 million in its urban agglomeration across the Kathmandu Valley, which includes the towns of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu is also the largest metropolis in the Himalayan hill region. Each and every country have some problem among them waste management is also one biggest problem in Nepal.
In my previous blog, I write about where the waste comes mostly and how to reduce. Now I am talking about waste management is important to clean Nepal. Waste management is a major public health and environmental concern across Nepal. Waste management is the main problem in Nepal. In the present context, people are aware to clean Nepal and different organizations are also helping to waste management problem. Among them, Volunteers Initiative Nepal(VIN) is one this organization help to waste management problem in Kavresthali, jitpurphedi, okhaldhunga, and okharpauwa,(Nepal) since a long time. VIN seeks volunteers and interns to work in rural communities to help establish best practices for waste management and develop effective and sustainable ways to keep the community clean to make the best of beautiful Nepal. Bagmati clean campaign is also going nicely. There is a core team of around 50 volunteers who regularly clean the Bagmati River every Saturday. This is the best example of clean Nepal.