11,000 kg garbage removed from MT Everest in two-month long cleanliness drive
The garbage, which included empty oxygen cylinders, plastic bottles, cans, batteries, food wrappings, fecal matter and kitchen waste, was flown to Kathmandu in army helicopters. Four dead bodies were also removed. A total of 11,000 kg garbage and four dead bodies were removed from the Mount Everest during a two-month long cleanliness drive conducted by the Nepal government on the world’s highest mountain. Some of the garbage was handed over to the NGO ‘Blue Waste to Value’, which recycles waste products.