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Waste generated by Everest Expeditions in spring 2023

2023 Jun 18, 15:53,
Photo: SPCC

75 tons of waste has been generated in the spring 2023 climbing season at Everest Base Camp

In this season, Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee SPCC received a total of 60,488 kgs wastes from expedition groups at Everest base camp.

Burnable Garbage - 21,449 kgs

Non-burnable Garage - 7,536 kgs

Human Waste - 21,507 kgs

Kitchen Waste - 9,996 kgs

Additional 8,954 kgs (4,537 kgs burnable and 4,417 kgs non-burnable) garbage was brought down by expedition groups from higher camps as per the 8 kg rule.

SPCC team has already transported all burnable and non-burnable garbage to waste management facility at Namche for further processing and disposal. All recyclable garbage will be transported to Kathmandu for recycling.

SPCC thanks all expedition operators, guides and climbers for your cooperation in keeping the Everest Base Camp clean.


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