Projects in Environment
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HECAF 360 has long been committed to ZERO WASTE and is an ardent believer in 3R – Reduce Reuse Recycle.

In quite remarkable fashion HECAF 360 has demonstrated that the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra applies equally well to health care waste. 

For an eight minute video survey of HECAF 360's initiatives and more on its Zero Waste alliances click here.

Menstrual hygiene waste

The Government of Nepal and its Ministry of Education have made impressive strides to improve girls access to education in Nepal.

However there is an ironic downside to this positive development. Improving girls access to schools has created a new category of health care waste – menstrual hygiene waste.

HECAF 360 has introduced procedures to not only control sanitary pad disposal but has remarkably included mechanisms to recycle much of the waste as well.

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A HECAF 360 display of environmentally friendly menstrual hygiene products

For a 2 minute film on this recycling process and more information on the controversial cultural practices associated with menstruation – especially in rural Nepal – click here

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Working with Schools and Religious Institutions

A six minute film on waste management at Namgyal Higher Secondary School

HECAF 360 is delighted to have been invited to by a number of schools and Buddhist monasteries and nunneries to set up local on-site simple waste management segregation systems.

Not only has this been beneficial for the local environment, HECAF 360 is also sharing knowledge and techniques with younger generations on how to reach and maintain a clean, green and sustainable environment and a liveable future.

Treatment of Waste Water
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Provision of safe water supply and sanitation in Health Care Facilities (HCFs) is comparatively more important and critical for ensuring better health and establishing a model for other institutions.  In the context of Nepal, there are observed facts about lacking adequate water and sanitation in HCFs, particularly in major government hospitals serving thousands of patients every day.

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