Going for a getaway in the mountains is the simplest way to have a peaceful time from the hustle and bustle of daily life. In this Insta-Age, the scenic destinations beckon thousands of travel lovers to discover unexplored places. However, the true spirit of travelling lies in keeping the sanctity of the place intact.
To promote the concepts of “Sustainable tourism” environment-friendly travel community WanderOn in association with Healing Himalayas, the pioneer community of environmental activists, organized a week-long cleanup drive in Spiti Valley.
The drive was initiated by 30 environment volunteers, who were later joined by hotel owners, administration and locals of Kaza. Together the group cleared two dump yards in Kaza, the capital town of Spiti. One of the dumpyards happens to be on the bank of the Spiti River, which made the river more susceptible to pollution. Plastic wrappers, single-use plastic bottles, metal cans, glass bottles, polythene bags, and other non-biodegradable waste was collected and segregated in Kaza.
The administration at Kaza was very supportive of the drive. The administration of Spiti came forward and provided the vehicle to transport the garbage sacks to the waste management plant in Manali.
The aim of the drive was to send a message across tourists and locals to reduce their consumption of plastic waste in such delicate areas and adopt the concept of responsible traveling.
WanderOn has been constantly urging its travelers to minimize their plastic usage on trips by providing them refillable metal bottles and day packs to carry their plastic waste.
User :- Shubham Jain
Url :- https://www.wanderon.in