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Multiple measures taken in Tibet to clean up the trash on Mount Everest

Multiple measures taken in Tibet to clean up the trash on Mount Everest

Since the beginning of this year, authorities in Tibet have taken multiple measures to remove the waste left by hikers on Mount Everest. From the 1950s onward, human activity in the Mount Everest area has led to the dumping of all kinds of rubbish, including food packages, bottles, tents, oxygen tanks and human faeces. According to the UNEP’s previous estimate, a few hundred tons of waste have been abandoned in the region. Nyima Cering, Deputy Director of the Tibetan Sports Administration, explained that with the popularization of mountain climbing and tourism, the already fragile  ecological system of the area is approaching its limit. An environmental protection squad has been set up by the administration …read more