Ms. Anjani Joshi
Solid Waste has become one of the biggest challenges in the urban areas. With the increased population and change in the consumption pattern, the generation of solid waste has been increasing day by day in Kathmandu valley. But due to the inefficient resources, there has been a huge problem with the management of the solid waste. The solid wastes are haphazardly dumped in the roads and rivers which has added fuel to increase the pollution in the city. Therefore, it is a high time to address the problem of solid waste from the individual level.
In order to address the issue of Solid Waste Management, I would like to implement the concept of “Trash Art” in various schools of Kathmandu Valley. The theme of the trash art will be “Everything is a Resource if we know how to use it”. In today’s context, students are basically taught about 3R concept in their school curriculum. However, they’re not taught on how to practically implement those ideas which has limited the knowledge only in theories. So, this project will be basically focused onto aware students regarding solid waste and our responsibilities for its management. The project will be using “Trash” such as paper, rubber tube, cans, bottles etc. as its “Resource” to form various decorative items, jewelleries and gift items.
The main objectives of the “Trash Art” are:
- To explore the creativity of the students in creating best out of waste
- To generate “Cash out of Trash”
- To teach students on the creative and practical solutions to the burning problem of solid waste management