The initiative will be launched in Wards 12, 18 and 21, officials say.
A pedestrian walks past a garbage heap in Anamnagar, Kathmandu.
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has launched a new initiative for collecting segregated garbage from the houses in core city areas. The environment division of the city office on Sunday said it started a campaign from its Ward No 18 office in Naradevi with an awareness rally.Read more: Kathmandu metropolis starts waste segregation in three wards
Despite governmental regulations, a number of hospitals and clinics are not segregating their waste properly, leaving needles and body parts for general waste collectors.
Many medical institutions in Kathmandu are still failing to maintain waste disposal standards for hazardous waste due to lack of knowledge and resources, putting both workers and the environment at risk.
Sometime last year, a strong smell of rotting flesh started to emanate from the waste dumping area of the Bir Hospital. Workers from Metrocity Waste Management, which collects Bir Hospital’s general waste, started to sift through the garbage. Metrocity Waste Management collects non-risk general waste from hospitals, clinics, medical shops, medical laboratories and households. They soon found the source of the smell—an amputated leg. This was the second time in a year that workers had found a body part in the general waste.Read more: Improper disposal of medical waste is putting garbage collectors—and the public—at risk
Kathmandu, April 30
While waste management remains a growing challenge in cities across the country, including Kathmandu, a recent survey has revealed that 90 per cent of industries which produce toxic waste are operating sans a waste management system.According to ‘Environment Statistics of Nepal-2019’released recently by the Central Bureau of Statistics, 89.3 per cent of industries didn’t have solid waste management facilities. The survey was conducted in 4,076 industries under 20 different categories.Read more: 90 per cent industries lack waste management system
Kathmandu Metropolitan City is set to make it mandatory for each household to segregate biodegradable and non-biodegradable household waste. According to the metropolis, it has started collecting segregated waste in Wards 12, 18 and 21 as a pilot project. KMC will collect biodegradable waste for four days (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and non-biodegradable waste on Monday and Wednesday every week.Read more: Waste segregation a must for every household in KMC
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