In Nepal, the construction industry is the second largest sector. However, most of construction workers are recruited informally and, with climate change, they now face even more challenges – such as floods, landslides and earthquakes.
"We are extremely worried about climate change because it is affecting our jobs and community”. Construction workers, Brick Kilns.
It was discussed the use of plastic bags for tea wrapping, which were not biodegradable.
"The director said that the company is aware of this and, hence, it's their intention to use biodegradable bags in the future. She then showed showed us their new biodegradable stock".
"The company claims that has put a special emphasis on this by working with another company UBUCO. Waste consists mainly of torn bags and residues of raw materials (coffee and tea)."
It was discussed about the smoke released by the roasting and blending machines.
"We asked what is the company doing to protect the air and the environment. The Director said that nothing has been done yet because no study has been done on this subject."
"The machines used by the company are in good quality and they protect the workers by excessive dust."