Solving Everest’s waste problem

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FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports—One of the biggest problems with climbing Mount Everest is knowing what to do with trash and human waste. This had led to climbers turning the famed mountain into a landfill. This season, porters working on Everest schlepped 28,000 pounds of human waste — the equivalent weight of two fully-grown elephants — from base camp down to a nearby dumping site, according to the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), a local NGO tasked with cleaning up Everest. At Gorak Shep, […]

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