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3,000 Kg Garbage Collected From Mount Everest As Nepal ‘ s Clean Up Campaign Gathers Momentum

A total of 3,000 kilograms of solid waste has been collected from Mt. Everest, as it is reeling under tones of plastic and organic waste, that has been lying there for decades. Nepal launched an ambitious clean-up campaign on April 14. The campaign is aimed at bringing back tonnes of trash from the world’s highest peak, which has lately turned into a “garbage dump”.

‘Everest Cleaning Campaign’, led by Solukhumbu district’s Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality began on April 14 with the Nepali new year and aims to collect nearly 10,000 kilograms of garbage from Mt Everest.

2,000 kg has been sent to Okhaldhunga while the remaining 1,000 kilograms were brought to Kathmandu using Nepali Army helicopters for disposal.

Mr. Ghimire quoted saying that “Our team has now reached the Everest Base Camp for the cleaning campaign. All the necessary things including food, water, and shelter have already been arranged there”.

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5,000 kg of garbage will be collected from the Everest Base Camp, while 2,000 kg of garbage will be collected from the South Col region and around 3,000 kg will be collected from Camp II and Camp III area. They also found four dead bodies while cleaning the base camp so far.

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Hundreds of climbers and Sherpas climb up Everest leaving behind tonnes of both biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste including empty oxygen canisters, kitchen waste, beer bottles and faecal matter – on the highest peak, which has lately acquired notoriety as the “world’s highest garbage dump”.

 

 

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