August 22, 2019 7 Responses (Shreeram) Nepal Trek Hub
No plastic in Everest we are very happy to say that Everest base camp trek is now plastic free zone. This will obviously help to reduce to the garbage in this region, specially while in climbing season. Climbers use so much plastic products now will be less after the new rule.
Finally after long time discussion the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality has decided to banned the plastic product strictly. The world highest peak now will be the plastic free zone. Since so long the area had been suffering a excessive use of plastic in daily lives. Specially in tourism.
The rural municipality endorsed the decision in line with the annual policy and program for the fiscal year 2076/2077. With this new policy people are not allowed to use of plastic below 30 microns and plastic bottles. This rule will be applied from January 1, 2020. Municipality has also decided to distribute five different kinds of bags to the people of the region to replace plastic bags in their daily lives according to Chief Administrative Officer of Pasang Lhamu rural municipality.
Lakpa Tshiri Sherpa, the spokesperson of the rural municipality, tells that the new measure will minimize the effects and this will be lession to the other place as well that plastic in climate change are vital, human health and mountainous ecosystem.
A dozen of snow-capped mountains, including the world’s highest peak Mount Everest (Sagarmatha), are located in the rural municipality. Annually more than 50,000 tourists visit the Khumbu region to observe the mind-blowing beautiful landscape of the Himalayas.