Tara Airlines agrees to transport trash from Mt Everest free of cost
SOLUKHUMBU: Tara Airlines has agreed to transport the trash collected from various areas of the Mt Everest including the base camp free of cost. |
An agreement has been reached with the airlines to transport 12 tonnes of garbage collected from various areas of the Mt Everest every year from Tenzing Hillary Airport to Tribhuvan International Airport for free, said Lama Kaji Sherpa, vice chairman of the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC).
The agreement would run for three years.
So far 2,660 kg garbage has been collected from various areas of the highest peak under the initiatives of the SPCC this year.
Meanwhile, out of the collected trash, the biodegradable garbage weighing 1,560 kg was destroyed at Namche and the remaining 1,018 kg non-biodegradable waste would be brought to Kathmandu for recycling, the SPCC said.