Where there is no garbage collection

Posted: April 6, 2017 in Nepal

It’s not surprising that this is what happens when there’s no garbage collection, besides burning the trash (which also happens) there’s not a lot of options. You can collect the garbage at home, but what’s the point if it has nowhere to go?

We’ve been asking ourselves this question lately. We’ve been collecting our trash in a plastic bag in our room, and pretty soon we’re going to have to decide what to do with it. It’s interesting to see how difficult we’re finding it to throw our trash out, it just flies in the face of the beauty of the nature around here, and of what we’ve learned to be ‘acceptable behavior’.

There is some form of trash collection in Kathmandu, we regularly smell the trucks coming by on their way to a landfill. Maybe we should just flag one down and hand them our bag….

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Comments
  1. Mam says:

    Goodness, something which I have never considered as a pampered westerner
    What was it like in Cambodia? Did they collect garbage? Then in the end it makes sense that the climbers on Mount Everest leave their waste if there is no alternative. Sense though a horrible nonsense

    How wonderful to read your notes. Thank you xxxxx mam

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