KATHMANDU, JUL 12 –
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City is intensifying its campaign against haphazard waste management in hospitals and hotels from the new fiscal year. The metropolis authority has drafted a regulation with mechanisms to examine the waste management practices adopted by hospitals and hotels.
The mechanisms will focus on issues like waste segregation, storage, maintaining records of produced wastes, reuse of the degradable wastes, use of international signs and expert staffs to manage trashes and develop a system to produce compost fertiliser from wastes. “We have already designed the inspection process. Once the council approves the mechanisms, we will intensify our campaign,” said Rabindra Man Shrestha of KMC ’s Environment Division. “Our main focus would be the hospitals as these are the places that require adequate sanitation,” said Shrestha. According to the KMC , hotels have been found more responsible as they only produce organic wastes.