Celebrating World Environment Day: Empowering Students for a Sustainable Future

On World Environment Day, students from Zero Waste at Schools (ZWAS)-intervened schools celebrated through art, DIY upcycling, speech competitions, and cleaning their surroundings.

ZWAS is one of the activities under the River+ project, which is supported by the World Bank through the Plastic Free Rivers and Seas for South Asia (PLEASE Project). This project is implemented by the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme with support from UNOPS Sri Lanka. The project is led by Biocomp Nepal in partnership with People in Need Nepal and CLEAN UP NEPAL.

ZWAS promotes sustainable waste management practices in schools and communities. The project enhances waste management through seven educational modules, covering waste segregation, composting, E-waste management, and the 3R’s principle. Benefiting students, teachers, and communities in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bharatpur, Kaski, and Syangja, ZWAS extends zero waste knowledge from schools to homes, fostering sustainable practices and climate action.