In January 2021, Royal Mountain Travel in Nepal launched its Sustainability Series—a ten-episode video series featuring experts who discuss pertinent sustainability topics ranging from community tourism to waste management in the Everest region. The aim of the Series is to increase awareness on sustainable tourism topics/issues and discuss solutions so that ultimately we can all engage in more sustainable practices.
Episode 2 of the Series discusses waste management in the Everest region. For many years, international news outlets have covered the waste problem in the Everest region. What hasn’t been covered as much is the solution to the problem. While the problem remains a challenge, there are several initiatives being taken at the local level.
In this episode of the Sustainability Series, we ask experts Alton C. Byers (mountaineer/conservationist/national geographic explorer) and Tommy Gustafsson (Project Director and Co-Founder of Sagarmatha Next) to shed light on the problem, discuss the current status and more importantly, walk us through the solution.
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