How Do You Get 200,000 Pounds of Trash Off Everest? Recruit Yaks.

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Workers loading garbage collected from the Everest region at the airport in Lukla, Nepal, from which it will be flown to Kathmandu for recycling. Porters and yaks ferry the trash on their backs from a string of villages leading up to Everest base camp. Credit Bikas Karki/EPA, via Shutterstock

Last weekend, a group of Sherpas gathered outside Buddha Lodge in this speck of a town near Mount Everest, stuffing cloth sacks filled with thousands of pounds of garbage into a turboprop plane.  Read the rest of this news article at The New York Times.

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