Solid Waste Management

Jul 142013
 

12 July 2012, Ekantipur

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.

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Apr 172013
 

TUESDAY, 16 APRIL 2013 09:22 नागरिक

काठमाडौं, वैशाख ३ (नागरिक)- काठमाडौं महानगरपालिकाभित्र असार १ देखि प्लास्टिक झोला प्रयोग गर्न नपाइने भएको छ। प्लास्टिक झोलाको कारण वातावरण संरक्षण तथा फोहोरमैला व्यवस्थापनमा बाधा पुगेको भन्दै महानगरले प्लास्टिक झोला प्रतिबन्ध लगाउने भएको हो।

असार १ देखि प्लास्टिक झोला प्रयोगमा नल्याउन महानगरपालिकाले सर्वसाधारणलाई सूचना जारी गरिसकेको छ। यो नियम कडाइसाथ लागू गरिने महानगरपालिकाका कार्यकारी अधिकृत केदारबहादुर अधिकारीले बताए। ‘पहिले प्लास्टिक झोला प्रयोग नगर्न सचेत गराइएको थियो, यसपालि त्यस्ता झोला प्रयोगमा प्रतिबन्ध लगाइनेछ,’ अधिकारीले भने। Continue reading »