NEWS: Great enthusiasm backed by the government brought a million people to clean Nepal

15/09/18   Birendra Poudel, the enthusiastic World Cleanup leader in Nepal, is happy about the Government support and personal lead which helped to bring ~1 million people to clean Nepal! With an estimated population of 29 mil, Nepal a small „landlocked“ country between the Tibet and India, contains 8 of the 10 highest peaks in […]

15/09/18

 

Birendra Poudel, the enthusiastic World Cleanup leader in Nepal, is happy about the Government support and personal lead which helped to bring ~1 million people to clean Nepal!

With an estimated population of 29 mil, Nepal a small „landlocked“ country between the Tibet and India, contains 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world including the world’s tallest Mount Everest. Like in most countries, the biggest waist problem in Nepal is plastic bags. Although it mostly comes from businesses and industries, people’s habits also cause much trouble. “But people are starting to take responsibility,” says Poudel, and is proud that there are already clean and trash-free areas and many initiatives helping to get waste back into the economy. This is one of the things that drive Birendra as well.

Today there were more than 250 registered and maybe twice as many non-registered cleaning events happening in all regions of Nepal, with estimated 1 million participants, which makes over 3% of the population. More than 150 Charity organisations are supporting different waste and recycling related initiatives and Nepal’s Government is showing personal example – 750 municipalities organised their local cleaning events and took part of the cleaning events by themselves.

Birendra Poudel is proud to be part of the world wide clean-up team. “We have a beautiful country and everyone is trying to give their best today. We are celebrating to be among 150 countries and we want to make this planet very beautiful,” he says in his greeting video!

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World Cleanup Day events can be followed through the homepage www.letsdoitworld.org. The 24-hour, non-stop World Cleanup Live Show will cover the cleanups across the globe. The show is hosted by Irish TV presenter and producer Colm Flynn and TV presenter Zihlo Ndlovu from Zimbabwe and will be broadcast from Tallinn, Estonia. It will be aired via the World Cleanup Day website https://www.worldcleanupday.org/ and also via Facebook and YouTube channels.

The year 2018 marks 100 years since the founding of the Republic of Estonia. World Cleanup Day 2018 is Estonia’s biggest gift to the world on its 100th anniversary. More information about the centenary events can be found at www.EV100.ee

More information:

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Twitter:  https://twitter.com/letsdoitworld

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