28 September 2015:
Young campaigners of the ‘No Thanks I Carry My Own Bag’ campaign have again started heating the streets for effectively and strictly implementating the plastic bag ban in Kathmandu.
The Campaigners got successful in banning the plastic bags from Kathmandu Valley 1st Baisakh 2072 onwards but the disastrous earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 hindered its effective implementation because Kathmandu Valley and other districts were hardly affected, and so the campaigners also engaged themselves on various relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction works.
Starting from Bhadra 2072, campaigners are all set to start the awareness campaign again from its preliminary stage. Campaigners are spreading their wings by performing flash-mobs in the market areas beginning from Kathmandu Mall, Sundhara, Thamel, Kamal Pokhari (City Center) and Putalisadak (Star Mall).
Young campaigners are now planning to set three days challenge of selling bio-degradable cotton bags as an alternative of plastic bags. For this challenge 100 volunteers will sell the bags and convince people to use cotton bags instead of plastics bags. Volunteers will be reaching to main market areas like Kalimati, Baneshwor, New Road, Durbarmarg, Boudha, and others. With the fact that 1 single biodegradable bag can replace hundreds of harmful plastic bags, this challenge has been introduced to avail environment friendly alternatives in the market, and to the people.