Reducing plastics during travel in Nepal
This is a fact. This year close to one million travellers came to Nepal. If each stayed about five days on average, which is quite reasonable, and drank 1.5 bottles of water a day, that's 7.5 million bottles of water, 50% of which will never get recycled, according to scientists. That's staggering.
At socialtours we have decided to take action. Earlier we used to ask travellers to buy reusable water bottles, and many do come with a water bottle. That's great.
For those who have not brought it, we give them a bottle, from our side. Complimentary.
A small initiative which might help put lesser plastic in landfills, and help educate and spread.
In our new offices at HUB in Thamel (www.facebook.com/the.thamel.hub for directions) we even have a water refill station with several filters, where travellers can come and fill up their bottle for free. No bottle? can buy one right here for a very affordable price.
All this and several other environmental and socio-economic initiatives led us to become the first Tour Operator in Asia to receive the Travelife Sustainability Certificate in 2015 (www.travelife.org)
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