2,000 kg of waste collected from Mount Everest

23, Apr 2019 | nepaltraveller.com

Bio-degradable waste has been taken to Okhaldhunga while non-degradable like plastic and bottles have been taken to Kathmandu

2,000 kg of solid waste has been gathered from Mount Everest region under the Sagarmatha Cleaning Campaign.
Of the total amount of trash collected, 1,000 kg was taken to Kathmandu and another 1,000 kg to Okhaldhunga in  Nepal Army helicopter for disposal, as indicated by Sagarmatha National Park. Locally manageable waste was taken care of at the Namche area itself.
Bio-degradable waste was taken to Okhaldhunga while non-degradables like plastic and bottles were taken to Kathmandu, as per Chief of the Park Pramod Bhattarai. The cleanliness campaign was carried out from Lukla to Syangboche of the Khumbu district to mark the 12th  International Sagarmatha Day.
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Nepali Army, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Forest and Environment, the Park buffer zone and Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee participated in the campaign that started from the first day of the Nepali New Year 2076, added Bhattarai.
The original article appeared on https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/2000-kg-solid-waste-collected-from-mt-everest-region/

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