We provide support to the local stakeholders of Khumbu region to bring innovative and sustainable solutions for solid waste management.
Sagarmatha Next works towards solving social and environmental challenges in the Khumbu region. Due to the growing flow of tourists and the development of tourism infrastructure in the region, waste management has become the most pressing challenge in this area.
We have partnered with various local organizations in Khumbu and Kathmandu to bring innovative solutions to manage the waste in the area, like Blue Waste to Value Pvt Ltd – a local social enterprise working in the field of waste management in Nepal for the last 6 years.
Besides, the profits generated at our Centre – from entrance fees, sale of artwork, and design products upcycled from waste – will be made available to Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee, a local NGO in charge of the waste management in the Khumbu region.
The Waste Management Master Plan
The Waste Management Marter Plan was developed in conjunction with Blue Waste to Value, the Professors Alton Byers, Milan Shrestha & Netra Chhetri plus inputs from local stakeholders.
The plan offers solutions for the ever-increasing waste management challenges and provides a comprehensive plan for the management of the waste generated by tourists and locals.
It equips local organizations to better manage the waste that is left behind in this fragile mountain valley.
Besides, SPCC will be encouraged to use the funds generated at Sagarmatha Next to develop and provide the waste management services and maintain the waste management infrastructure along the trekking routes based on the guidelines mentioned in the report.