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Khaalisisi purchases or collects wastes and recyclable trash from the local people and then sell them for the recycle which then gets recycled through Khaalisisi friends (KSFs).
"We are here to bridge the gap by making it easier for waste seller, to sell or donate recyclable trash while increasing business for waste entrepreneurs"-Aayushi KC. Before Khaalisisi, 70% of the trash were left to decay but now most of the trash are recycled and 'zero waste' in Nepal is on the go. "In many places garbage collectors are mistreated and restricted from entering the houses due to the lack of respect comparing to their hard work, these khalisisi don't make enough money to justify that. "This product can connect the garbage collectors to the local people with respect," shares Aayushi KC.
Aayushi KC had a respected and well-paying job at USAID Nepal. But, she wanted to something different. So, she left the job with the dream of starting a trash-collection company. Aayushi realized people don’t even bother properly managing their waste. Additionally, people behave poorly with garbage collectors and outright disrespect them. She wanted to create a solution to the problem of trash collection in Kathmandu. “Our Khaalisisi friends scream their lungs out going alley to alley, requesting for recyclable wastes. Whereas, people wait for Khaalisisi friends (waste entrepreneurs) to come by at their doorstep. This is one frustrating gap. And this is why most of the valuable resources that could have been recycled end up in the landfill,” shares KC about the idea behind starting the company. KC wanted to start something that would develop similar waste management culture among the people and also change in the mentality towards garbage collectors.
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Aayushi KC, Founder & CEO
Khaalisisi are the local waste entrepreneurs who collect recyclables from all around and sell it for recycling. Their mission is to bridge the gap between waste entrepreneurs and waste sellers. They help people to sell/donate their recyclable trash.