We provide support to the local stakeholders of the Khumbu region to bring innovative and sustainable solutions for solid waste management
The growing flow of tourists and the development of tourism infrastructure in the region have resulted in social-economic development but also in environmental challenges. Sagarmatha Next works towards solving social and environmental challenges in the Khumbu region.
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.
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.
Publication in MRD
This Waste Management Master Plan has been reviewed by experts and published by the prestigious international scientific journal Mountain Research Development (MRD).
Exploring more solutions
Along with SPCC, we are continuously exploring more solutions to improve the waste management practices in the area
Accreditation to the lodges
Along with SPCC, we are implementing a system to accredit the lodges that follow sustainable waste management practices
Crowdsourced waste removal
We have implemented a crowdsourced waste removal system - carry me back - where locals and visitors can contribute to remove the waste in the area
Reduction of volume of waste
We are exploring how to reduce the volume of waste hence reducing the transportation costs for its removal