There is a need for a better understanding of the contribution of plastic waste to river pollution in major cities in Nepal. This knowledge can help to inform investment and policy reform priorities for improved management of municipal waste and plastic-containing medical wastes.
What we are doing
The purpose of the project was to develop an improved understanding of the types, volumes and composition of macro plastic pollution generated from urban centres leaking into riverine systems in Nepal.
The focus of the project was upon Kathmandu Valley, Nepalgunj and Biratnagar and included the following activities:
The analysis of plastics material flows and estimates of the leakage of plastics waste into water channels was used to derive recommendations to inform management strategies and associated investment and policy reform priorities.
Study on Plastics Material Flow and COVID19-Related Medical Waste in Nepal
Start: January 2021
End: May 2021
Associate Director, Cities and Resilient DevelopmentJonathan.Parkinson@imcworldwide.com
March 8, 2021