3000waste collected from Mt. Everest

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  • A total of 3,000 kg of solid waste has been collected from Mt. Everest, since April 14, 2019, as a part of a campaign launched by Nepal.
  • The campaign seeks to bring back and safely dispose of a total of 10,000 kg of waste.
  • The 45-day ‘Everest Cleaning Campaign’, led by Solukhumbu district’s Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality began on April 14, 2019.
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