Our didi, Laxmi Thapa Magar, readies Doko bins to be used to collect recyclables at homes or offices.

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Our didi, Laxmi Thapa Magar, readies Doko bins to be used to collect recyclables at homes or offices.

Our didi, Kamala Joshi, prepares to shred paper as part of our eco-friendly initiative to manage confidential papers.

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Our didi, Kamala Joshi, prepares to shred paper as part of our eco-friendly initiative to manage confidential papers.

Refurbishing old mobile phones in our electrical and electronic waste laboratory (E-lab).

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Refurbishing old mobile phones in our electrical and electronic waste laboratory (E-lab).

Without proper legislation on e-waste management, the public is left with only one option: sell e-waste to scrap dealers. However, most scrap dealers cherry-pick the most valuable metals found in e-waste which involves unsafe dismantling, extraction of useful metals, and dumping of hazardous waste in landfills which contaminates our soil, groundwater, and rivers. Doko is challenging these harmful traditional methods by pioneering professional handling of electronic waste management in Nepal. All the 55 tons of e-waste we received last year was managed in a safe and environment-friendly manner, while ensuring that your sensitive data was securely destroyed. We hope to double this figure in 2020 seeing as how dangerous improperly disposed e-waste is to our health and environment.

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Without proper legislation on e-waste management, the public is left with only one option: sell e-waste to scrap dealers. However, most scrap dealers cherry-pick the most valuable metals found in e-waste which involves unsafe dismantling, extraction of useful metals, and dumping of hazardous waste in landfills which contaminates our soil, groundwater, and rivers. Doko is challenging these harmful traditional methods by pioneering professional handling of electronic waste management in Nepal. All the 55 tons of e-waste we received last year was managed in a safe and environment-friendly manner, while ensuring that your sensitive data was securely destroyed. We hope to double this figure in 2020 seeing as how dangerous improperly disposed e-waste is to our health and environment.

A cart full of tetrapak is ready to be sent for recycling at our Materials Recovery Facility.

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A cart full of tetrapak is ready to be sent for recycling at our Materials Recovery Facility.

Our bookshelf with reusable books stands tall alongside our electronic waste at our Materials Recovery Facility.

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Our bookshelf with reusable books stands tall alongside our electronic waste at our Materials Recovery Facility.

The staff at Doko Recyclers periodically receives training on the nature of recyclables and recycling. Here Pankaj Panjiyar, the COO teaches the team about the different types of electronic waste in the market.

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The staff at Doko Recyclers periodically receives training on the nature of recyclables and recycling. Here Pankaj Panjiyar, the COO teaches the team about the different types of electronic waste in the market.

The entire team celebrates Doko turning two in July 2019.

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The entire team celebrates Doko turning two in July 2019.

Our Upcycling and Sustainable Range Tatwa’s products being displayed at a local market fair.

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Our Upcycling and Sustainable Range Tatwa’s products being displayed at a local market fair.

Our second hand books on the shelves. These books are given to us to be recycled. We decided that it would be better to resell them to promote a culture of reuse. We have now collected over 1,000 plus books ranging from literature to nonfiction.

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Our second hand books on the shelves. These books are given to us to be recycled. We decided that it would be better to resell them to promote a culture of reuse. We have now collected over 1,000 plus books ranging from literature to nonfiction.

Stacked glass bottles make for a colorful display at our Materials Recovery Facility.

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Stacked glass bottles make for a colorful display at our Materials Recovery Facility.