Kathmandu Metropolitan City prohibits plastic Christmas trees


December 8, 2023


Kathmandu Metropolitan City prohibits plastic Christmas trees

Christmas tree/ Getty Image

KATHMANDU: In a bid to promote environmental sustainability, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has enforced a ban on the use of plastic Christmas trees for the upcoming festive season.

The metropolis has taken swift action by removing plastic Christmas trees from display in supermarkets across Kathmandu.

This decision follows a similar move by KMC to prohibit the use of plastic flowers during the Tihar festival. The city is actively addressing environmental concerns and emphasizing eco-friendly practices during various celebrations.

Christmas, an annual festival observed globally on December 25, commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. While rooted in religious and cultural significance, the holiday has become a widely celebrated occasion that transcends different traditions.

A notable symbol associated with Christmas is the Christmas tree, traditionally an evergreen adorned with lights, ornaments, and festive decorations. The ban on plastic trees aligns with KMC’s commitment to sustainable practices and reducing plastic waste.

Beyond Christmas trees, the season is marked by exchanging gifts, indulging in festive meals, and displaying nativity scenes. In many cultures, Christmas embodies a spirit of joy, generosity, and quality time spent with loved ones. The move by KMC is a step towards ensuring that these celebrations are not only joyous but also environmentally responsible.

As the festive season approaches, the ban on plastic Christmas trees reflects a growing global awareness of the need for eco-friendly choices, contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.