Successful 4th River Cleanup Campaign on Buddha Jayanti

On the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, CLEAN UP NEPAL successfully conducted the 4th RiverCleanUp Campaign at the Manohora River under Jadibuti Bridge, Kathmandu. A heartfelt thank you to the 136 amazing participants, including volunteers, college students, and community members, with over 63% being women. Together, they collected a total of 3089.8 kg of waste, including 182.7 kg of plastic waste, which will be recycled into plastic boards.

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

Mr. Rabindra Lamichhane, Executive Director of CLEAN UP NEPAL, welcomed the guests and emphasized the importance of adhering to safety guidelines. Mr. Hari Bahadur Basnet, a ward member of KMC 32, also spoke on river cleanliness and waste management.

Waste audits were conducted simultaneously, resulting in the collection of 2652.53 kg of mixed waste, 182.7 kg of plastic waste, 33.85 kg of glass, 180.57 kg of textiles, and 40.21 kg of ceramics. The plastic waste was delivered to Biocomp for recycling. The KMC Environment department managed the disposal of all gathered waste.

This event underscored the power of community collaboration in addressing environmental challenges and promoting sustainable practices in Kathmandu Valley.