Plastic Pollution in Nepal

Causes:

  • About 15% of municipal waste in Nepal is plastic

  • Waste management in Nepal is rudimentary and scarce, mostly involving open unregulated landfills

  • Local ecosystems are polluted by consumption of plastic waste by animals and contamination of ground water and soil

Effects:

  • Destructive changes to all organisms at cellular level

  • Disruptions of hormone system causing cancerous diseases and infertility for humans

  • Loss of biodiversity

Environmental Performance Index (University of Yale, World Economic Forum 2019)

Solid Waste Management in Nepal: Current Status and Policy Recommendations (Asian Development Bank 2013)

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