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Want to climb Mt Everest? Bring garbage bags, you’ll have to clean up your mess

As of Monday, according to new legislation, every climber on Mount Everest has to bring back eight kilograms (17.6 pounds) of garbage to help clean up the 8,848 m (29,029 ft) high peak.

The Everest has become the world’s highest garbage dump and waste left by courageous climbers is seriously threatening the health of neighboring communities. Since 2008, a waste collecting expedition has collected some 15 tonnes of garbage, 600 kg of human waste and six bodies. If you think that a body decomposes at the Everest’s extreme cold, think again.

So next time you think of conquering the world’s highest mountain, make sure you’ve packed some extra garbage bags.

Via Discovery

New legislation calls to collect garbage on Everest

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