Campaign Updates

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No Thanks! Campaigners revive the awareness programs

20 July 2016: The young Campaigners of No Thanks! I Carry My Own Bag Campaign- which successfully banned plastic bags in Kathmandu from 14 April 2015 (Baishak 1, 2072) have revived their awareness programs. The Campaign along with its activities which were stalled after the disastrous earthquake of 25 April 2015, right 12 days after Nepal Govern...

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‘100 Green Warriors’ challenge is back

18 October 2015: ‘No Thanks I Carry My Own Bag’ campaigners are back with the popular youth challenge ‘100 Green Warriors’ with an aim to promote bio-degradable cotton bags as an alternatives of plastic bags. The '100 Green Warriors- Reloaded' challenge was initially planned for 3 days with the target...

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Youth down to streets again for effective implementation of Plastic Bag Ban: Flash mobs at various location

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 ...

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Kathmandu announced plastic bags-free zone: A massive rally in the valley

14 April 2015: This Nepali New Year, the government declared Kathmandu valley a polythene bag-free zone. The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology in association with No Thanks! I carry My Own Bag campaign organised a rally to mark the 'plastic bag ban' declaration. The Rally initiated with a Flash Mob performed by ...

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Aware (ing) people about Plastic Bags Ban in the valley: Campaigners’ know the right way

12 April 2015: The end of Chaitra (Nepali Month) campaigners’ danced, enjoyed and aware people about Plastic Bags ban in order to welcome a New Year without plastic bags. Campaigners organized flash mobs at 12 different places depending on their nature of crowd and popularity.  The first day campaigners covered areas n...

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"Plastic Bags Ban will help preserve the natural beauty of Nepal’s landscapes"- President of TAAN

5 April 2015: A day long workshop was organized by Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with lawmakers as well as local development officers of 22 remote districts along with representatives of TAAN and NMA to seek inputs from them for redefining remote areas. Campaigners of th...

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Nepal Jute Industries Association and Nepal Retailers’ Association supports Plastic Bag Ban in Nepal

3 April 2015: As the plastic bags ban is nearing, many associations have stepped forward and joined hands with the campaigners in support of the No Thanks! I carry My Own Bag camapign. President of Nepal Jute Industries Association, Mr. Raj Kumar Golchha and Nepal Retailers’ Association, Mr. Pabitra Bajracharya came to Himalayan Cl...

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Plastic Bags ban notice published in the Official Gazette of Government of Nepal

1 April 2015: The Department of Environment under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Nepal, has decided to ban the import, storage, sell and distribution, and use of plastic bags up to ‘20 x 35 inches’ size and plastic bags up to ‘40 microns’ thickness in Kathman...