The world generates millions of tons of waste everyday, it is a crucial point in time for producers as well as consumers to take responsibility in order to help overcome the challenges of waste by moving towards a Zero Waste Lifestyle. Priyadarshinee Shrestha in her talk discusses a zero-waste lifestyle which we can adopt to move towards a world with minimum waste.
Priyadarshinee Shrestha is with the Zero Waste Himalaya group and is actively engaged in spreading the zero waste movement across the mountain states of India. The movement advocates for policy changes that are specific to the mountains, demands a larger producer responsibility, and also calls for individual action to overcome the challenges of waste.
She was among the few key people, who conceptualized and planned The Himalayan Cleanup, that took place on May 26 in the 12 Himalayan states. At a personal level, she has been moving towards a leading a zero-waste lifestyle for the past 5 years.
She has been in the field of conservation for close to 20 years and is currently the Team Leader at WWF-India’s Khangchendzonga Landscape that works across Sikkim and Darjeeling. She is also the Joint Secretary of Integrated Mountain Initiative.