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"Recycling" in Kathmandu - ecological disaster





During my trip to the Himalayan country
of Nepal I came across to such a terrible view. The worst thing was it
was happening in the time when ecological action "Green Kathmandu" was
conducted... (May 2012)Aug 22, 2012 by maciejtumulec

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Added: Dec-5-2012 Occurred On: Dec-5-2012
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Tags: ecological, disaster, nepal, kathmandu
Location: Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal (load item map)
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  • There is so much that needs to happen. People should realize that whether or not there really is global warming, we need to all go green for survival. By "go green" I mean a whole lot more than taking five minute showers. I mean we need to work at finding a sustainable replacement for plastic and ending dependancy on fossil-fuels. Also focus on how to build an economy of sustainability and not unlimited growth.

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  • More like Kathmanpeew!

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    • @petergoesinya No just people it's what we do.

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    • @Craig1 I don't do this. If you do, fucking stop.

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    • @Marbus all of your trash just disapears into space? or does it go to a landfill too? while germans only produce a third of the garbage an american does they still produce over 48 million tons of trash a year and come in fourth in the world for trash production. india isn't even on the list of the seventeen countries.

      http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/env_mun_was_gen-environment-municipal-waste-generation

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    • @petergoesinya every country does this. just in this country you see it in front of you, instead of taken away by garbage trucks & hidden from you but ends up polluting some land/river.

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  • The water makes it go away. And if you can't see it, then it doesn't exist, right?

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    • @Elk Snot The water makes it go to India.

      Problem Solved!

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    • @Elk Snot must be related to Ricky!

      "I've noticed that if you throw something into a water body, like a lake or an ocean, that the next day you come back and it's gone so, somehow it takes it away and filters it through and it just cleans it up, like a garbage compactor or whatever. So it's not really littering if you ask me."

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2M_Z0f6ecE

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    • @Roastbeefwithcheese Ahh the trailer park i miss. Mainly lahey's drunken antics.

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  • 1st world products and 3rd world thinking are not compatible.

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    • @N4CR indeed, i think some of these countries might have had in some respects a better quality of living 300 years ago. Nepal should look to neighbouring Buthan:
      http://ecoramblings.com/zero-waste-in-bhutan/
      They have embraced this thing called Gross National Hapiness instead of GDP, very interesting concept.

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    • @N4CR___Excellent comment!

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    • @N4CR It works perfectly if you have organic waste... Add some plastic to the century-old concept of treating garbage and it turns into failure.

      AND I`m sure that they don`t have neat trash cans which are picked up weekly by a large truck in front of their neat homes...

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    • @hind115
      Exactly right, they have departed from organic waste systems while the rest of the framework is not there to deal with it. Same stuff in Thailand and Malaysia.

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  • The garbage waterfall was a nice touch....

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  • We as humans have done more damage to this earth than any before us, this is a very small example of our destruction... sad

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    • @sxd9mm it's irreversible, anything that we do to try to revert it would be futile. The only solution would be is, if Nostradamus and the Mayans hold true to their predictions on the 21st.

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    • @sxd9mm We use more electrical power in one week than this guys in a year. It's kinda ironic blaming those for wasting a river while we do our usual first world business.

      We're the only beings who write "Save the forests" on paper.

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    • @Birkenhoff everyone in one way or another is to blame, we all live on this rock together.

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    • @Birkenhoff Actually electrical power is renewable and non-polluting.

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    • @Thetruthisalwaysthetruth renewable? maybe, if you use hydro which is a whole other environmental issue altogether.

      coal is non renewable. nuclear power is non renewable.

      the only renewable electrical source is solar, wind and maybe waves and all of those are years from being able to meet a modern person's energy needs.

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  • What horrible ignorance!

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  • This is too painful to watch......

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  • The good part about dumping into the water is that the stuff goes....somewhere else.

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  • Savages!

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  • That's a lot of garbage in that water. Some of it is even using shovels, how lovely.

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  • Reminds me of similar videos from Haiti. Not surprisingly, the Nepalese UN peacekeepers dumping their waste into a river over there was the cause of a cholera outbreak.

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    • @sakb If it didn't get spread from Nepal to Haiti Im sure it would have been some other shit hole disease, when the environment is right for disease it only takes one little microbe. I am also positive that before the earthquake Haiti was a Garden of Eden, free of disease and sin, they had everything going for them till the damn UN showed up to help them with problems they could have easily solved with their boy Kanya West!

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  • This isn't an ecological disaster. It's a landfill with people picking through the garbage for recyclables. What appeared at first like a river, is actually a drainage pipe. The water coming out is probably sewage or industrial runoff. It's not fresh, clean water.

    This is basically what a landfill looks like in EVERY country. 1st world countries will have plastic liners underneath to prevent contamination of the underlying soil and groundwater. This one probably does not, but it's not much diff More..

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    • @Meowcow

      I mean really? You are seriously going to compare the organized trash collection and disposal of the US to the horseshit I just watched above?

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    • @Meowcow Assuming your right, wouldn't the soil become very contaminated? What about the spread of disease?

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    • @Meowcow

      The soil is contaminated in every landfill. The liners eventually fail and leaks into the soil and groundwater. Why do you think they put landfills in the middle of nowhere.

      If you consider that 90% of the world's population is considered "poor" by our standards, most of the world's population has landfills like this.

      Despite it looking disgusting, a US citizen consumes and produces about 120x the amount of waste than the average person in India.

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  • Pure Nepalese mountain spring water!

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  • And they want us to send money to these countries to help them. Fuck it. They treat the earth like this, colonize them again, create new laws to protect the planet, start a population control program. This must end.

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  • Don't shit where you eat.

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  • You're not telling me the Government doesn't know about this. They probably don't care though.

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  • Iron Eyes Cody would be crying buckets at that

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  • Un-Fucking-Believable!

    Not one of those guys were wearing a Hi-Viz or Safety Boots!!!!

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  • How can anyone argue that Humans aren't a parasite or a virus? Fucking disgusting. I'm not claiming to be any better or different, I throw away my garbage same as everyone else. Just sickening.

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    • @Travis_Bickle

      Yeah, but you pay taxes to provide roads so that a private company can make a profit hauling away your garbage and storing it in a relatively safe place. Excellent example of public/private synergy.

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    • @Travis_Bickle I'm not a parasite or a virus, but you are. Kill yourself. The Earth demands it.

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  • They are like a kind of garbage-beavers??? Trying to dam the water, so they can raise their family in a safe enviroment, protected from the dangers of the wild beyond...

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