Doko does not have the stereotypical eureka moment where one of us falls into a pile of waste invoking a moment of clarity. Nonetheless, we metaphorically take that image as our inspiration. Walking past a smelly and sludgy pile of waste without a doubt evokes similar sentiments of sadness and bewilderment - especially when you have fond memories of a green Kathmandu with Bagmati gushing through.
These piles of trash are a daily reminder that we can do better for our communities, health, environment, economy and future simply by being sustainability conscious. We developed our service model understanding that Nepal already has a culture of buying and selling recyclables like paper, bottles, and scrap metal parts. The challenge is expanding this understanding to include other materials, relay the environmental impacts of dumping, and why we must focus on conserving raw resources rather than extracting them. In doing so, we aim to bring about behavior change in how and what we consume by reducing, reusing, repairing, repurposing, rotting, and recycling.
So, we at Doko, created a model to implement methods to help you segregate your waste at its source into different categories before it enters our waste stream. Once it enters our waste stream, we continue to separate into different recyclable categories ensuring that the right materials make it to the right industries who then extract and reuse existing resources from that waste to create new goods. Our shredding, e-waste, and composting services in addition to our waste pick ups, awareness workshops, waste segregation system setup all allow you to do this instinctively in your homes and offices.
We truly believe that because this simple act of segregation can tremendously reduce landfill impact, it should be a mandatory act at an individual, household, and institutional level. In order to achieve this, we developed our model and services to offer a series of waste management solutions that enable you to easily practice Smart Sustainability and support a growing green and sustainable circular Nepali economy.