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Mount Everest becomes 'rubbish dump' as tonnes of waste litters surface
In 2017, climbers brought down nearly 25 tonnes of rubbish and 15 tonnes of human waste, which, equates to three double-decker busses, according to the SPCC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee). This comes as the Nepalese government have implemented a $4,000 rubbish deposit scheme, in which climbing teams would be refunded if each person brought down at least 8kg of waste.