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Old 03-05-2014, 10:02 PM
 
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NEW DELHI — Hoping to clean a trash-strewn pathway to the world’s highest peak, Nepal’s tourism authority declared Monday that those climbing Mount Everest must return from the trip with an extra 18 pounds of garbage.

The rule is the government’s first concerted effort to eliminate an estimated 50 tons of trash that has been left on Mount Everest by climbers over the past six decades. The waste includes empty oxygen bottles, torn tents, discarded food containers and the bodies of climbers who died on the mountain.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/wo...ref=world&_r=1
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:11 AM
 
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It's very good news. Sometimes I think poor countries do more for the environment than our stinking rich Western societies. Trash should be a concern for each of us (see the trash vortex in the north Pacific). Not only when mountaineering! everywhere our steps lead us to, we should collect trash when we see it, it should becom a reflex.
And yes, it would make a difference, a tremendous one.
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