Waste On Top of the World

It has been revealed that there is 90 tonnes of waste on Mount Everest. The main cause of this waste is the increase in tourism as the viability of an ascent increases, with a record 885 summits in 2019. The increased access to Everest comes in the form of companies offering guided summits, for upwards of £20,000. This situation has created a win-win situation. The Nepalese government earns huge amounts of money through tourism and people are…