Nepal faces a constant environmental crisis coming in forms of plastic, air and soil pollution. This problem has reached its peak in cities like Kathmandu, where we are headquartered. The immensity of its scale is hard to comprehend and its utter solution will take a long time. We are all part of the problem. We at POP want to be part of the solution.
So we have organized many programs around this idea of solving our dire environmental issues. In direct ways, as there are pile ups of waste on the streets everywhere in the Kathmandu municipality, As the government and municipality do not have a good system of collecting garbage, transferring the garbage to landfill sites and separating the waste at source, all the garbage is still on the streets. To make the city cleaner, we took an initiative on Earth Day 22.04 2017 by starting a neighborhood cleaning program designed to pick up the plastics and litters on the streets of Kathmandu. We do this by collecting non-degradable wastes like plastic wastes, rubber tires and metal wastes with the help of the locals in the neighborhoods, where the clean up occurs and we coordinate the waste management with the garbage collection agencies contracted by the government. Here are photos of some weeks of the program.