Press release: “Everest Green” project concludes successfully with 5 tons of waste recovered from Mount Everest

Kathmandu, 29 May 2017

PRESS RELEASE

“Everest Green” project concludes successfully with 5 tons of waste recovered from Mount Everest

Kathmandu, May 29th: French association “Montagne et Partage” (मोन्तान ए पार्ताज) organized an ambitious Everest cleaning campaign dubbed “Everest Green”. Their 40-day mission started on April 13 and ended on May 23 by recovering 5 tons of waste from the Everest between Base Camp (5300m) and the South Col (7906m).

Out of 5 tons, 2 tons were sent to Namche for incineration whereas 3 tons of recyclable waste is being brought to Kathmandu by road for further processing/treatment. Amongst the waste that the group recovered, majority were aluminum, nylon cords, textiles, scrap waste, batteries, plastic objects etc. Their project costing at Euros 150,000.00 is entirely financed by the “Montagne et Partage”’s own resources.

Their project will be made a documentary whose teaser can be viewed at:

In honour of the expedition group and their efforts in helping clean Everest, the Ambassador of France, H.E. Mr Yves Carmona (ईभ कार्मोना) hosted a reception at the Residence of France during which the expedition group talked about their project and also presented the Ambassador with a symbolic expedition flag.

During the welcome remarks by the Ambassador, he recalled the common relationship between Nepal and France around mountains and highlighted the need to raise environmental awareness amongst the relevant stakeholders as a long-term solution.

About “Montagne et Partage”: Montagne & Partage is a French association which aims to provide all forms of humanitarian aid to the needy people in mountain areas, in the fields of education, health, the environment, and economic development. For them, the mountain represents one of the finest schools of life; that of humility and sharing, that of universal brotherhood

Links:
Montagne et Partage (in French): http://montagne-et-partage.com/index.html
The blog (in French): https://www.everest-green.fr/page/112446-blog

Media contacts:
Deepesh Bidari, Chargé de Mission, French Embassy, 014412332 (ext 2017), deepesh.bidari@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Mr Gérard CLERMIDY, President of “Montagne & Partage”, gerardclermidy@wanadoo.fr


Please click here for Ambassador Carmona’s speech
Please click here for Mr Clermidy’s speech

Dernière modification : 06/06/2017

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