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Press evaluation:
Background:

Pokhara-Lekhnath metropolis facing garbage woes (ht 25/06/2017)

Everest cleaning campaign: French team clears trash (kp 31/05/2017)

Nepal attends meeting on hazardous chemicals (kp 06/05/2017)

First textile recycling factory set up in Bhojpur, by Bidhya Rai (kp 28/04/2017)

Ban on plastic bags in Valley proves a non-starter (ht 18/04/2017)

IBN close to signing solid waste deal with Nepwaste (kp 09/04/2017)

NTA stresses on regulatory framework for e-waste management (ht 08/04/2017)

Implement plastic ban effectively, govt told (ht 21/03/2017)

Waste contract likely to be signed this week: Nepali-Finnish joint venture Nepwaste will be implementing Package Number 1 of the Kathmandu Valley Integrated Solid Waste Management Project (kp 14/03/2017)

IBN close to signing deal with Nepwaste (kp 15/02/2017)

Govt agency mulls using drones to keep an eye on litterbugs (kp 12/02/2017)

Sisdol landfill site row: Okharpauwa VDC put off protest (kp 11/02/2017)

Valley municipalities explore new landfill site: 5-member body formed for joint operation in Banchare Danda, Nuwakot, by Anup Ojha (kp 07/02/2017)

Garbage litters highway forest in Nawalparasi, by Nabin Paudel (kp 04/02/2017)

Chiefs of municipalities in Valley take stock of Okharpauwa-based landfill site (ht 27/01/2017)

Ex-minister stresses proper management of household waste (ht 18/01/2017)

Payment dispute delays handover of energy plant (ht 07/01/2017)

Kathmandu valley integrated solid waste management project: IBN to start negotiation with private firms soon, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/01/2017)

Govt to conduct feasibility study for landfill sites in Valley (ht 04/01/2017)

Govt to enforce segregation of household waste (kp 01/01/2017)

‘Hamro Lalitpur’ app to keep track of garbage trucks, by Anup Ojha (kp 31/12/2016)

Integrated plan must for effective waste management: Minister Thapa (kp 18/12/2016)

MoFALD to slap litterbugs with fine up to Rs 500: Rules against tossing waste from vehicles introduced, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/12/2016), Stiff penalty for throwing trash from vehicles (ht 16/12/2016)

New landfill site being constructed (ht 10/12/2016)

KMC collects Rs 26,500 from litterbugs in fines: Women’s group active  in river clean-up fines a woman dumping waste into Bagmati at Tilganga on Saturday morning (kp 04/12/2016)

Value in waste: KMC’s pilot project’s success could lead to similar projects in other municipalities and involvement of the private sector on a bigger scale, by Sujata Awale (ht 13/11/2016), Power generation from waste to start in a week (ht 18/11/2016), Operation of waste-to-energy plant delayed (ht 23/11/2016), Teku energy plant yet to come into operation (ht 25/12/2016)

Power generated from waste for the first time (ht 27/10/2016)

Waste management problem in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 20/10/2016)

Litterbugs beware: KMC may be on to you (kp 19/10/2016)

Fines for not segregating household waste at source (ht 18/10/2016)

Rampant dumping of garbage at Bhateri pollutes Madi River (ht 17/10/2016)

Side effects of waste: Nepal needs to assess the long-term impacts of waste-to-energy initiatives (kp 14/10/2016)

Despite ban, use of plastic bags rampant (ht 02/10/2016)

Solid waste management: Municipalities asked to implement act pronto (kp 25/09/2016)

IBN to sign Rs8b waste management contract (kp 21/09/2016)

Several organisations take part in nationwide clean-up campaign (ht 18/09/2016)

KMC fits waste-to-energy plant in Teku (ht 06/09/2016), Waste-to-power project at final stage, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/09/2016), Festivals, public holidays delay launch of waste-to-energy plant (ht 14/09/2016) [? Reduce the number of public Hindu holidays dramatically! We are no longer living in the Middle Ages!], Waste-to-power plant set to start operation (kp 21/09/2016), Power generation from waste to begin only after Dashain (ht 01/10/2016), KMC starts generating gas from waste (ht 07/10/2016)

Waste-to-power machines finally arrive in Birgunj , by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 21/08/2016)

Nepal lacks e-waste management laws (ht 07/08/2016)

Municipalities told to enforce plastic ban (ht 05/08/2016)

From waste to use: More innovative methods of turning the wastes to use should also be learned from the experiences of other countries (ht 05/08/2016)

KMC importing waste-to-energy equipment, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 04/08/2016)

Living amidst filth, by Roshan Sharma (Development and Cooperation, August 2016)

UN Park turns into a garbage dump (ht 18/07/2016)

Ban on production and use of plastic bags comes into effect (ht 17/07/2016)

Landslides obstruct garbage transport (ht 17/07/2016)

KMC to generate electricity from waste materials (ht 16/07/2016)

Govt to resume plastic ban drive: Citing poor monitoring for the failure of the previous ban, the govt has decided to enforce the regulations  strictly this time (kp 04/07/2016)

IBN to sign agreement to manage valley’s waste: Nepwaste will implement the project in Kathmandu and neighbouring VDCs, while Clean Valley will work in Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Bhaktapur, Madhyapur Thimi and adjoining VDCs, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/06/2016)

Cleanliness is godliness, by Kalu Maila (rep 03/06/2016)

Faecal sludge mgmt project: DDCs told to allocate land (kp 22/05/2016)

Plastic ain’t fantastic, by Sneha Pandey (rep 06/05/2016)

Effective garbage management, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 08/04/2016)

Dangerous rubbish: E-waste is adding a new problem to Nepal’s already mismanaged and overburdened garbage disposal system, by Lokmani Rai (nt 01/04/2016)

Naya Shakti cleans up Boudha area (kp 27/03/2016)

Faecal sludge treatment plant comes into effect: The plant has the capacity to treat sludge generated by septic tanks of around 200 households every day (kp 24/03/2016)

Naya Shakti launches city clean-up drive (kp 20/03/2016)

‘Power from organic waste in 3 months’: Around 300 tonnes of organic waste is produced in the Valley daily (kp 18/03/2016)

Govt to act tough on plastic ban violators: Says it had intentionally ignored use of plastic bags after earthquakes last year (ht 27/02/2016)

Despite ban, use of plastic bags rampant in Valley, by Sanskriti Acharya (rep 10/02/2016)

The alchemists of waste: As more and more people come to understand the value that can be created out of waste, many small companies similar to Biocomp Nepal are cropping up everywhere, by Sneha Pandey (nt 29/01/2016)

KMC launches Integrated Waste Management Project (ht 28/01/2016)

KMC project to convert waste into energy: Metropolis chief doesn’t have high hopes in EU-partnered undertaking, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 21/01/2016)

Plastic waste can be converted into fuel (ht 15/01/2016)

Disaster waste mgmt policy awaits Cabinet approval, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 22/11/2015)

Waste to energy: Construction of biogas plants  can contribute to energy security (kp 06/11/2015)

74.5 metric tonnes of highly toxic pesticides disposed (ht 05/11/2015)

Fuel crisis: KMC unable to remove garbage, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/11/2015), Fuel crisis hinders garbage collection, by Riwaj Rai (rep 02/11/2015)

Martadi streets littered with household wastes (ht 28/10/2015)

Lack of fuel affects garbage collection in valley, by Riwaj Rai (rep 17/10/2015)

Down in the dumps: Solid waste management in the Valley requires serious attention from the govt (kp 21/09/2015)

KMC to levy waste disposal fee on municipalities (ht 14/09/2015)

KMC finally clears garbage collected at Teku station (ht 10/09/2015)

Teku transfer solution: KMC vows to push waste on time, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/09/2015)

Banning plastic bags remains a challenge (kp 23/08/2015)

Medical waste pollutes Tinau, by Amrita Anamol (kp 23/08/2015)

Hospital waste dumped into river proving fatal, by Raju Adhikari (rep 18/08/2015)

Plastic bag ban still a burning issue?, by Karuna Neupane Subedi (ht 16/08/2015)

Management of post-disaster debris poses challenge (ht 13/08/2015)

Electronic waste management: Separate policy needs to be formulated (ht 11/08/2015)

Banish the bag: The government needs to continue to monitor the ban on plastic bags (kp 07/08/2015)

Govt steps up monitoring on plastic ban (kp 04/08/2015)

Compensation up for animal attacks (kp 28/07/2015)

Govt to restart plastic-free KTM campaign (kp 27/07/2015), Ban on plastic bags to intensify (ht 27/07/2015)

Plan to levy waste mgmt surcharge on manufacturers, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 03/07/2015), KMC preparing to bring new
provision to curb littering
(ht 03/07/2015)

Experts call for converting urban waste into clean energy (ht 19/06/2015)

Environmental battle of the new age: Though the story is different elsewhere, Nepal has not caught up with the idea of e-waste management, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 05/06/2015)

KMC to take two more days to clear garbage (ht 01/05/2015)

OAG finds fault in city waste management (ht 17/04/2015)

KMC launches apps to receive garbage complaint (ht 14/04/2015), ‘Clean KTM’ app helps city officials manage waste, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 18/04/2015)

Plastic ban coming into effect tomorrow (ht 13/04/2015), Plastic bag ban in valley: Six govt teams to monitor implementation (kp 14/04/2015), Plastic-free city: Ban on plastic bags is first step in our dream of a clean and green Kathmandu free of hazardous wastes, by Sandhya Regmi (rep 14/04/2015), Valley announced plastic bag-free zone (kp 15/04/2015), Many oblivious of govt move: Stakeholders say it will take some time for its full implementation (ht 15/04/2015), Officials seize plastic bags (kp 16/04/2015), Govt teams monitor plastic ban (ht 15/04/2015), FNCCI urges government to roll back its decision to ban polythene bags (ht 17/04/2015), Plastic-free new year, not easy: “Only a blanket ban will work, making exceptions will make it impossible to enforce”, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 17/04/2015), Traders, consumers demand alternative, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/04/2015), Denizens facing hard time managing household waste, by Some Nath Ghimire (ht 19/04/2015), Heavy fine for plastic users, distributors (ht 21/04/2015), Govt ‘enforcing’plastic ban strongly (ht 24/04/2015), To bag or not to bag, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 24/04/2015)

Indian Army team to remove tons of Everest trash: 30-member group leaving for Lukla today, to bring down approximately 4,000 kg rubbish (ht 11/04/2015)

Garbage at Teku transfer station creating public nuisance (rep 10/04/2015)

SC ‘favours’ plan to ban plastic bags (kp 08/04/2015), SC refuses interim order on plastic ban (ht 08/04/2015), Garbage in, garbage out: The ban on plastic bags is well-intentioned, but it is enforcement that matters (kp 09/04/2015)

KMC to distribute waste segregation bins to 500 households of Ward No 9 (ht 04/04/2015)

Mess of a mountain: Hauling trash off Everest is a Himalayan task but somebody’s got to do it (kp 03/04/2015)

Managing waste becoming a challenge: Capital generating 500 tonnes of garbage every day, say KMC, stakeholders (ht 03/04/2015)

Pokhara locals included in waste management (ht 27/03/2015)

Ban on polythene bags from April 14 (ht 23/03/2015), Govt’s New Year resolve: Polythene bag-free Valley (kp 24/03/2015)

Waste management: Govt warns of action against those creating obstruction (ht 21/03/2015)

Manage waste on your own: KMC to public (ht 14/03/2015), City roads and roundabouts littered with garbage: KMC hasn’t collected waste since Thursday after employees refused to work demanding security (ht 15/03/2015), City reeks as
KMC staff raise stink about loss: Metropolis employees have not collected garbage since Thursday
(ht 16/03/2015), Valley’s waste collection resumes (kp 17/03/2015), KMC resumes garbage collection inside city: Finnish and Indian companies deployed to study state of waste dumped at Sisdole (ht 17/03/2015), Okharpauwa locals agree to let KMC dump garbage (ht 18/03/2015)

KMC-Sisdole folk row hits waste mgmt (kp 13/03/2015), Okharpauwa locals obstruct garbage dumping (rep 13/03/2015)

Plastic waste exported to India (ht 11/03/2015)

Teku Waste Transfer Station still to clear garbage (ht 08/03/2015)

40 tonnes garbage collected (kp 01/03/2015)

Rupees from rubbish: Private companies are stepping in to manage and make money from Kathmandu’s garbage, by
Sahina Shrestha (nt 27/02/2015)

Sisdole locals obstruct garbage disposal (kp 24/02/2015), Okharpauwa locals obstruct waste disposal at Sisdole (ht 25/02/2015), Okharpauwa locals’ protest affecting waste management (ht 26/02/2015), Waste disposal resumes (kp 28/02/2015)

Students’ waste mgmt concept tops Idea Fest, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 22/02/2015)

Hamri Bahini sells 100,000 ‘green’ bags, raises Rs 5m, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 21/02/2015)

Govt ups drive to ban plastics bags in Valley (ht 15/02/2015)

Awareness about waste management (ht 14/02/2015)

Waste management plan gathers momentum (ht 12/02/2015)

IBN finally selects 2 firms for DPR on Valley waste (rep 12/02/2015)

Municipalities urged to promote waste segregation (rep 07/02/2015)

New biogas programme launched (kp 04/02/2015)

Waste management: Govt plans large-scale biogas plants in cities (kp 29/01/2015)

Manthali reeking with stench as garbage remains unmanaged (ht 25/01/2015)

Govt against landfill in new municipalities (kp 24/01/2015)

Kirtipur Municipality dumping garbage into Bagmati River, by Sangeet Dangroula (rep 24/01/2015)

Government to urge officials to avoid plastic bags (kp 15/01/2015)

Govt seeks traders’ help to ban plastic bag use (kp 08/01/2015), Bid to rid Valley of plastics flips manufacturers’ lid: Section of business community flays move, govt says firm on decision to ban them (ht 08/01/2015)

Govt sets parameters for incinerators (ht 03/01/2015)

Litter louts findnew trash bins inflower pots (ht 03/01/2015)

Bhrikuti Mandap filled with waste materials (ht 03/01/2015)

Number of litter louts decreasing (ht 28/12/2014)

Ministry to come up with plan to ban plastic bags (kp 27/12/2014)

Private clinics not treating medical waste properly (ht 26/12/2014)

Bhaktapur city starts new waste mgmt plan, by Anup Ojha (kp 24/12/2014)

City's new flower pots turn into trash bins, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 20/12/2014)

Turning waste into energy (kp 09/12/2014)

Managing biomedical waste: Many hospitals do not have the facility to dispose off medical waste that are hazardous to public health and environment (kp 09/12/2014)

Garbage collectors seek land for transfer stations (rep 09/12/2014)

41 people pay Rs 76,000 for throwing garbage, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 05/12/2014)

KMC cracks down on reckless garbage dumping (rep 12/11/2014), KMC cracks down on litter louts: 117 persons fined for dropping refuse in public places in city (ht 15/11/2014)

Time to prioritise city waste mgmt (kp 09/11/2014)

Better recycle: Japanese practive teaches that rather htan imposing blanket ban on plastic products, the government should establish recycle plants, by Ananda Kafle (rep 05/11/2014)

200 garbage dumpers booked in 2 wks (kp 04/11/2014)

Sisdole residents demand infrastructure development (31/10/2014)

Nothing to waste: Producing fertiliser from urban waste and chicken litter can lay the groundwork for organic agriculture in Nepal, by Surya P. Bhattarai (kp 30/10/2014)

Over 50 schools ban plastic on their premises (kp 23/10/2014)

Govt move to ban plastic bags praised (ht 23/10/2014)

Law amended to rid Valley of plastic bags (ht 19/10/2014)

KMC starts cleaning capital in shifts: Aims to keep city tidy in view of upcoming SAARC Summit (ht 19/10/2014)

KMC to place waste segregation bins at bus stops, households (kp 15/10/2014)

Foul smell from strewn waste engulfs Pokhara (ht 12/10/2014)

Officials asked to fulfil Sisdole folk’s demand (kp 25/09/2014), Garbage disposal still a challenge: Officials (kp 26/09/2014), Deal saves capital from reeking Govt pledges to address demands of locals of Sisdole landfill site (ht 26/09/2014)

Dhanusha folk protest landfill site decision (kp 14/09/2014)

Plan to ban polythene bags: Plastic manufacturers demand alternatives (kp 12/09/2014), Govt bid to make Valley free of
plastic bags riles manufacturers
(ht 12/09/2014)

Locals block road to landfill site (kp 04/09/2014)

Valley soon to be plastic-free zone (ht 30/08/2014)

Celebrities join hands to ban plastic bags (kp 26/08/2014), Bid to ban plastic bags: House committee asks govt to formulate strong policy (ht 26/08/2014)

KMC to hire pvt vehicles to ferry waste (kp 21/08/2014)

Locals padlock Teku waste transfer station, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 20/08/2014)

Valley lawmakers join hands against use of plastic bags (kp 15/08/2014)

Bid to ban use of polythene bags (ht 10/08/2014), Minimising The Overuse Of Plastics, by Jeevan K. Prasain (rn 12/08/2014)

Fairest of them all: How Bhaktapur became one of Nepal’s tidiest towns (kp 01/08/2014)

Plastic bags tobe banned in Changu temple (ht 01/08/2014)

Minor changes can reduce hospital waste, say experts (kp 31/07/2014)

Stench wafts over Patan with garbage all around, by Sujata Awale (ht 23/07/2014), Lalitpur streets littered for 15 days: Epidemics feared as over 975 tons of solid wastage remain unattended, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 24/07/2014), Damaged road leaves garbage piles, by Nirmala Adhikari (kp 03/08/2014)

Green Circle Project to reduce paper waste, by Nirmala Adhikari (kp 23/07/2014)

Pokhara fares badly, Hetauda stands first in managing waste (ht 19/07/2014)

KMC is largest waste generator: Intervention is lacking on both garbage reduction and management fronts, say experts, by Pragati Shahi (kp 12/07/2014)

Mucking it up: Unless we change the habits of throwing away wastes carelessly, it will be difficult to keep our city clean and environment fresh, by Bibhav Basnet (rep 01/07/2014)

KMC buys hi-tech bulldozer to manage city waste (ht 29/06/2014)

KMC mulls its own waste mgmt service (kp 15/06/2014)

Plan afoot to utilise city garbage for fuel (kp 13/06/2014), Harnessing waste for power (ht 14/06/2014)

Hetauda declared the cleanest city (ht 06/06/2014)

Waste should not be wasted: Reuse, reduce and recycle: the answer to Kathmandu Valley’s garbage problem, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 06/06/2014)

Waste mgmt project benefits garbage pickers (kp 25/05/2014)

Of radioactive materials: Safety and security concerns, by Kanchan P. Adhikari (kp 21/05/2014)

Industrial wastes released into Sirsiya River hurts farming and biodiversity, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 24/04/2014)

Poverty Reduction: In three years of its project period, Practical Action’s Poverty Reduction of Informal Workers in Solid Waste Management Sector (PRISM) has transformed the livelihoods of informal waste pickers, by Nikki Sharma (sp 18/04/2014)

Industrial waste pollutes Parsa’s Sirsiya stream, by Shankar Acharya (kp 14/04/2014)

Wealth from waste: We need to dump our attitude that waste is useless and needs to be disposed, by Bhushan Tuladhar (nt 11/04/2014), Recycle, reuse, reduce: The answer to Kathmandu Valley’s garbage problem is right under our noses, by Donatella Lorch (nt 11/04/2014)

KMC plans privatising waste mgmt, by Samik Kharel (kp 30/03/2014)

Reckless disposal of expired medicines pollutes environment, threatens lives, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 24/03/2014)

Phewa shrinking due to garbage, encroachment, by Shiva Sharma (kp 14/03/2014)

Locals obstruct landfill site expansion, seek compensation (ht 06/03/2014)

Renewed hope for waste plant (ht 03/03/2014)

Experts urge govt to make protected areas plastic-free (ht 22/02/2014)

Senior govt officials unaware of waste segregation law (ht 20/02/2014)

KMC set to instal more garbage segregation bins (ht 18/02/2014), Locals reluctant to segregate waste (rep 20/02/2014)

Dadeldhura struggling with waste problems (ht 18/02/2014)

Temple's waste posing risks to public health (rep 12/02/2014)

Stress laid on health care waste management (ht 09/02/2014)

Garbage fee: Pokhara municipality at odds with local residents (ht 04/02/2014)

Waste segregation bins to be installed at Hanumandhoka Square (ht 02/02/2014)

Clarion call to make Himalayas plastic-free (ht 30/01/2014)

Hospital waste monitoring on (ht 26/01/2014)

Plant to produce gas from organic waste (ht 21/01/2014)

Medical waste under CIAA scanner (ht 19/01/2014)

Rag pickers toil in unhygienic condition as authorities turn blind eye, by Nirjana Sharma and Dilip Poudel (rep 19/01/2014)

Separate waste segregation bins in city soon (ht 17/01/2014)

Drive against plastic bags (ht 16/01/2014)

Govt inspects waste disposal systems in two hospitals (ht 15/01/2014)

Plan afoot to manage ‘divine’ waste (ht 07/01/2014)

Waste pickers' contribution goes unappreciated, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 07/01/2014)

Medical waste under scrutiny (ht 31/12/2013)

Garbage stinking in Silgadhi (ht 31/12/2013)

New waste management plan soon: KMC to rope in private sector for handling garbage (ht 29/12/2013)

Down in the dumps: The excessive volume of waste coming in has turned the Sisdol landfill into a dumping site, by Smriti Sharma (kp 22/12/2013)

Hospital waste under govt watch (ht 22/12/2013)

Effort to ban plastic bags in valley (ht 17/12/2013)

Poverty Reduction: After the implementation of Poverty Reduction of Informal Workers in Solid Waste Management (PRISM), the livelihood of informal waste workers has transformed (sp 13/12/2013)

CIAA fiat on medical waste mgmt (kp 12/12/2013)

Pokhara to generate electricity from waste (ht 11/12/2013)

KMC's sanitation campaigns fail to keep city clean, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 08/12/2013)

Government to resume waste disposal watch (02/12/2013)

KMC To purchse Garbage Trucks (rep 25/11/2013)

KMC to enforce segregation of household waste, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 11/11/2013)

Landfill site expansion to begin in two weeks (ht 07/11/2013)

Plans to harness energy from garbage (ht 07/11/2013)

Plan to manage urban waste: Five municipalities set to implement it in the current fiscal (ht 31/10/2013)

Nepal tackles methane emissions through trash recycling, by Saleem Shaikh (rep 28/10/2013)

Central hospital waste treatment plant on cards (ht 27/10/2013)

Local bodies fail to manage Valley’s garbage (ht 23/10/2013)

With urbanisation comes mounting city garbage (ht 09/10/2013)

At Bishnumati Banks: Informal waste workers join the clean-up Nepal campaign (sp 04/10/2013)

Campaign to rid Bishnumati of solid waste launched (ht 29/09/2013), After Bagmati Success, Bishnumati Cleanup Campaign Starts, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 29/09/2013)

Govt efforts to manage garbage go down the drain: Claim that it will monitor producers becomes waste bootless errand (ht 28/09/2013)

Bird flu outbreak reduces waste production in Valley (ht 25/09/2013)

Country’s largest landfill site in the making (ht 18/09/2013)

KMC To Distribute 2,000 Trash Bins (rep 18/09/2013)

The other way: Plastic bags, by Prayas Raj Koirala (rep 15/09/2013)

Banepa folk against dumping site (ht 14/09/2013)

Waste segregation an answer to Valley’s garbage problem: Report, by Pragati Shahi (kp 07/09/2013)

Stench reigns supreme after wall collapse (ht 29/08/2013)

Experts appeal all to stop using plastic bags (ht 19/08/2013)

Govt under pressure to spare hazardous waste producers (ht 06/08/2013)

KMC lacks vehicles to transport waste (kp 03/08/2013)

Garbage-fuelled plant still a far cry in Valley (kp 30/07/2013)

Plastic wars: With no workable policy for management and disposal, Kathmandu Valley continues to choke in mountains of toxic plastic waste, Bhrikuti Rai (nt 26/07/2013)

Separate vehiclesto pick organic, inorganic waste (ht 23/07/2013)

Environment-friendly shopping bags (kp 11/07/2013)

Waste management: KMC starts inspecting city hotels, hospitals (kp 05/07/2013), KMC steps up monitoring waste disposal systems at hospitals (ht 25/07/2013)

Waste management policy sent to Cabinet (ht 02/07/2013)

Waste not, want not, by Samik Kharel (kp 25/06/2013)

KMC set to ban low-quality plastic bags (ht 09/06/2013), Plastic bags banned in Kathmandu from today (nn 15/06/2013), Ban on polythenecomes into effect, by Samik Kharel (kp 16/06/2013), KMC rolls back plastic ban move after SC fiat (kp 23/06/2013), SC halts KMC’s plastic ban plan (ht 23/06/2013)

Garbage segregation still a far cry (ht 04/06/2013)

Food Waste, by Keshab Poudel (sp 31/05/2013), A taste of your waste: Food waste is not only unethical, it has environmental costs many of us never consider, by Sarah Marie Nischalke (kp 05/06/2013)

The silent cry: Pollution on Everest, by Prakash Raj Koirala (rep 28/05/2013)

Haphazard disposal of batteries a threat: Government has no idea how and where they are dumped, by Rudra Pangeni (ht 27/05/2013)

VDCs lagging far behind on waste management front, govt to act soon (ht 26/05/2013)

Hazardous waste yet to be managed properly (ht 17/05/2013)

Govt oblivious of stinking garbage (ht 12/05/2013)

Waste management woes, by Nistha Rayamajhi (rep 03/05/2013)

Move against plastic along trekking routes (kp 02/05/2013)

Using plastic bags comes with fine: Users to be charged Rs 500, producers Rs 1,000 (ht 30/04/2013)

Three projects awarded for using waste to generate viable energy (ht 28/04/2013)

PRISM work: No Waste, by Hanneke Vagenende (sp 26/04/2013), PRISM: For Waste Workers (sp 10/05/2013)

Waste regulation still a very far cry (ht 15/04/2013)

KMC to ban below 20 micron plastic bags (ht 11/04/2013)

Drive again poly bags kicks in (kp 07/04/2013)

Drive to promote waste mgmt technologies (kp 04/04/2013)

Safe than sorry: Unwanted household medicines, by Sudesh Gyawali (rep 01/04/2013)

KMC sitting on garbage report: New waste collection rates not enforced (ht 30/03/2013), 800,000 people in Nepal to benefit from improved solid waste management services (nn 30/03/2013)

How about establishing a garbage bank?, by Pratik Poudel (kp 17/03/2013)

Helping Poor: Approximately 10,000 to 15,000 people in the Kathmandu Valley work in the solid waste management sector, by Hanneke Vagenende (sp 08/03/2013)

Ambiguous agendas, by Pragati Shahi (kp 23/02/2013)

Reusable shopping bags introduced in all outlets of Bhatbhateni Supermarkets (nn 17/02/2013)

Waste collection can be a lucrative business: Revenue of waste collectors touches Rs 1 billion (kp 03/02/2013)

PADT to take action against litterbugs (kp 08/01/2013)

Anti-plastic campaign for total ban (ht 07/01/2013)

Govt to monitor industrial waste mechanisms (ht 05/01/2013)

Government to act strictly on medical waste management (kp 01/01/2013), Govt warns hospitals to strictly manage waste (ht 01/01/2013)

Time to act on electronic waste, by Pratik Poudel (kp 30/12/2012)

Govt not keen to curb plastic use, say experts (ht 28/12/2012)

Disposal of medical waste under scanner (ht 27/12/2012)

Looming disaster: Hazardous waste management, by Umesh Prasad Ojha (rep 26/12/2012)

In bid to enforce Waste Management Act, secy-led team inspects hospitals, by Pragati Shahi (kp 22/12/2012)

Monitoring of medical waste disposal begins (ht 21/12/2012)

Study on medical waste management soon: Hospitals on wrong side of the law to come under scanner (ht 16/12/2012)

Solid action on solid waste management need of hour, by Pratik Poudel (kp 25/11/2012)

‘Towards zero waste’ campaign begins in Valley (ht 07/11/2012)

Govt to declare core areas ‘waste-free zone’: Office of the President, Singha Durbar, Pashupati Temple in the list (ht 03/11/2012)

Clean Capital plan hit as 500 bins disappear (kp 31/10/2012)

Waste piles up on city streets (ht 30/10/2012), Kathmandu Valley stinks as garbage piles up on streets (kp 31/10/2012)

Grant for landfill site goes unused (ht 21/10/2012)

Private firms to manage metropolitan garbage (ht 13/10/2102)

Plastic Policy, by Cilla Khatry (rep 12/10/2012), Top priority: Banning plastic bags (rep 13/10/2012)

Big plans to make cities squeaky clean: Half-a-dozen guidelines to manage urban garbage (ht 06/10/2012)

Is city garbage playing dirty against country’s air safety? (ht 29/09/2012)

All about upcycling, by Kanchan G. Burathoki (rep 28/09/2012)

Plan to build garbage-fuelled plant shelved (ht 22/09/2012)

Managing waste: Act toothless sans commitment, by Pragati Shahi (kp 08/09/2012)

City waste collection to be outsourced (ht 05/09/2012)

Reduce, reuse and recycle, by Pragati Shahi (kp 04/09/2012), Time for action on medical waste, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/09/2012), Garbage gold, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 04/09/2012)

Waste management strategy ready: Plan to be implemented in 15 municipals (ht 14/08/2012)

Garbage disposal resumes (ht 07/08/2012)

KMC to levy charge for waste collection from houses: Fees will range from Rs 185 to Rs 60,000 for each household per month (ht 17/07/2012)

KMC seeks cooperation to punish litter bugs: Calls on chief district officer, police and public to help out (ht 02/07/2012)

Fight against litter going good (kp 28/06/2012)

Garbage fee from Rs 250 to Rs 50,000 per month (kp 24/06/2012)

Waste management regulation still a far cry (ht 22/06/2012)

City dwellers urge KMC to collect garbage daily (ht 20/06/2012)

Waste management crisis: Ministries restructured, law yet to amended (ht 17/06/2012)

KMC cracks the whip, to charge garbage fee (kp 11/06/2012), KMC proposes charges (ht 13/06/2012)

Government not seeing money beneath heaps of garbage (ht 26/05/2012)

First-ever garbage survey on (ht 26/05/2012)

Landfill site's dwellers halted garbage trucks (rep 22/05/2012), Waste disposal blockade against ethnic states, by Nirjana Sharma (kp 22/05/2012), Waste disposal at Sisdole continues despite protest (ht 23/05/2012)

Waste disposal affected (ht 18/05/2012)

It’s official: No more plastic bags in city (kp 14/05/2012), Bag blues: Though praiseworthy, measures to sustain ban on plastic bags are needed (kp 15/05/2012)

Dumping waste in riverlands three behind bars, by Nirjana Sharma (kp 03/05/2012)

Better City Environment, by Shyam K.C. (rn 17/04/2012)

Litter bugs mend your ways or face KMC-police action: 45 arrested from various parts of the Capital for throwing garbage on streets (kp 15/04/2012), Modern garbage: Kathmandu can be clean, green and healthy again (kp 16/04/2012)

House Cleaning Or Show Off?, by Shyam K.C. (rn 10/04/2012)

Rs 600 m waste processing project in limbo (ht 25/03/2012)

Plan to make Pashupati zero waste producer, by Nirjana Sharma (kp 24/02/2012)

Drive to rid trekking routes, national parks of plastics (kp 24/02/2012)

Separate garbage bins still a far cry (ht 09/02/2012)

Govt to segregate garbage (ht 02/02/2012)

Hospital waste posing health hazard (ht 31/01/2012)

Decline in black plastic use in heritage sites, by Sangeet Sangroula (kp 29/01/2012)

Solid waste management Regional effort can deliver, by Bhuwan Adhikari (ht 23/01/2012)

Ban on plastic bags below 20 microns soon (rep 03/01/2012)

36 tonnes of Valley plastic waste recyclable into oil (kp 01/01/2012)

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