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“Everest Green” project concludes successfully with 5 tons of waste recovered from Mt Everest

May 29 2017 | 08:49 pm

Kathmandu, May 29th: French association “Montagne et Partage” organized an ambitious Everest cleaning campaign dubbed “Everest Green”.  Their 40-day mission started on April 13 and ended on May 23 by recovering 5 tons of waste from the Everest between Base Camp (5300m) and the South Col (7906m). 

Out of 5 tons, 2 tons were sent to Namche for incineration whereas 3 tons of recyclable waste is being brought to Kathmandu by road for further processing/treatment.  Amongst the waste that the group recovered, majority were aluminum, nylon cords, textiles, scrap waste, batteries, plastic objects etc.  Their project, which costs Euros 150,000.00, is entirely financed by “Montagne et Partage”’s own resources.

Their project will be made a documentary whose teaser can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwiKL4nv0tc

In honour of the expedition group and their efforts in helping clean Everest, the Ambassador of France Yves Carmona hosted a reception at the Residence of France during which the expedition group talked about their project and also presented the Ambassador with a symbolic expedition flag.

During the welcome remarks by the Ambassador, he recalled the common relationship between Nepal and France around mountains and highlighted the need to raise environmental awareness amongst the relevant stakeholders as a long-term solution.

 

Panipokhari

Kathmandu, Nepal

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