Community training on proper waste management

In one of the communities of Budhanilkantha. The clustered community consisted around 18 households and a factory of hemp products. The training emphasized on five components– introduction to ongoing waste related practices; waste segregation; 3Rs– Reduce, Reuse and Recycle; composting and impacts of open air waste burning.

It is often observed that “awareness” could be the key to waste management related solutions. The awareness program at Budhanilkantha cluster followed up with immediate clean up in their premises. The litterbug alley got tidy within an hour. A robust guidance is all that is required.

Clean up Nepal facilitated awareness workshops on negative impacts of littering, haphazard waste dumping and burning while emphasizing basic solutions such as waste segregation, waste reduction, reuse and recycle. An interactive workshop was conducted for adults while the children engaged in a fun and activity-based workshop. We sincerely thank the team from University of Washington Nepal Studies Initiative and Nepal Communitere for giving us the opportunity to facilitate the workshops as a part of their bigger community project, wherein they landscaped a garden and installed a community bin for waste segregation and collection in Kathmandu Metropolitan City – Ward 12. Their community project also installed pods for children to play and elderly to hangout. Following these activities a clean-up was conducted within the community and a mural was painted to ensure that the individuals of the community manage their waste in sustainable ways.

Clean up Nepal facilitated a community training on sustainable lifestyles focusing on proper waste management at Golfutar. Considering the current practices of waste management at Golfutar, the training highlighted the importance of waste segregation, impacts of waste burning and dumping, minimization of waste at household levels and composting. Following the awareness training, Clean up Nepal demonstrated various household- level composting methods. The women were eager to start composting in their homes.

Clean up Nepal facilitated training on waste management in one of the communities of Budhanilkantha. The clustered community consisted around 18 households and a factory of hemp products. The training emphasized on five components– introduction to ongoing waste related practices; waste segregation; 3Rs– Reduce, Reuse and Recycle; composting and impacts of open air waste burning.

It is often observed that “awareness” could be the key to waste management related solutions. The awareness program at Budhanilkantha cluster followed up with immediate clean up in their premises. The litterbug alley got tidy within an hour. A robust guidance is all that is required.

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