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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

Mount Everest's Over 110,000 Pounds Of Waste?

Mount Everest is littered with an estimated 50 metric tons of waste, and each climber generates an average of 8 kilograms more. The Nepalese government spends $7.5 million yearly on the Mountain Clean-up Campaign, retrieving dozens of tons of waste from Mount Everest and nearby peaks. But it's still not enough to deal with the seemingly insurmountable trash problem. One organization, Sagarmatha Next, is raising awareness of the issue by making art out of trash.

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