Rewritten: ‘Waste Management in Khumba Region-Opinions and Perspectives’
Ms Dawa Phuti Sherpa, an executive who runs a paradise lounge in Lukla, Khumbu, Nepal (Mt. Everest), said that waste management has improved in the last 20 years, but something is still to be done. She says beer bottles were banned in the community for the last eight years. She has informed the SPCC, a local NGO, about managing waste management regions.
Nima Doma, who runs Tyangboche guest house, thinks that around 500 kg of waste (cans and plastic bottles) are made by the hotel each season. She said that canned food, food wrapped in plastic and plastic bottles is to be made by the region, and throwing these out is also challenging. She said that hotels in the region and local cuisines are locally available resources, and to significantly downgrade non-biodegradable waste resources in the region, moreover to improve the rich Sherpa culture.
Ang Nuru Sherpa, owner of Himalayan Lodge of Pheriche, said that Pheriche village, on the first day of each month, work together to clean the village and manage the waste. The villagers love the village, and they do their best to keep the village clean. They believe that in small communities, the community’s own initiation is to keep their community clean. Waste like plastic bottles, he said, are not allowed in used regions as burning is the only option at present, which will pollute the environment in Khumbu region.