The Himalayan Cleanup


The Himalayan Cleanup took place across the 12 mountain states on May 26th has revealed that more than 95 per cent of the trash collected during the cleanup was plastic waste. Responding to the call of the Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) and Zero Waste Himalaya, 200 plus organisations with over 15000 volunteers from across the 12 mountain states stood in solidarity to organise over 300 events of The Himalayan Cleanup. At a presentation on 1 June 2018 at Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi during the session on Himalayan Ecosystem organised by the MoEF CC as part of World Environment Day, IMI and Zero Waste representatives presented the findings of the cleanup campaign to an audience that consisted of Government officials, NGO members and other dignitaries.