Yeti Airlines plans to airlift a further 30 tons of recyclable waste from Everest region to Kathmandu in September 2019
In partnership with the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Himalaya Club Lukla, Blue Waste to Value and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Nepal) set the ambitious target of flying out 100 tons of recyclable waste from the Everest region in 2018 as part of its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly relating to biodiversity conservation (SDG 15) and climate change (SDG13).
The accumulated debris was then airlifted to Kathmandu from Lukla’s Tenzing- Hillary airport. The company plans to airlift a further 30 tons of recyclable waste to Kathmandu in September 2019.
The partners of the Everest Clean Up Campaign SPCC, a local environmental conservation organization, the Himalaya Club Lukla and the Khumbhu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality — worked on the collection of non-biodegradable waste in the Everest region.