Kathmandu: Nepal has set a new World Record of ‘The Largest Clean-up of Mount Everest’ for successfully carrying out a garbage cleaning campaign on the Mt. Everest.
The largest clean up campaign initiated during the last spring time from April 14 – May 29, 2019, twelve trained Sherpa climbers, including ice-fall doctors, had collected around 10,386 kg of garbage from the Everest region which created the world record.
The largest clean up campaign on the world’s highest mountain was conducted in close coordination with the government and private agencies and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Of the total garbage collected, 5,049 kg were recycled (including glass, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans), but the remaining non-recyclable material had to be incinerated or sent to landfill.
Mira Acharya who posted about the new world record in her social media also mentioned the important role played for the clean up campaign by Nepal army, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Tourism Ministry and National park.
She also expressed her gratitude towards all those actors who had risked their lives to contribute to this highest achievement for Nepal.
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