A Nepalese environmental group is pushing to have port-a-potties installed at Everest base came in an effort to control a growing problem with human waste on the mountain. Earlier this year, the group Eco Himal was part of a clean-up expedition that hauled more than 17,000 pounds of trash and waste from base camp and camps one and two. But periodic clean ups aren't enough to keep the camps clean, the group says. "Cleaning up Everest every once in a while does not help," says group head Phinjo Sherpa. "The main thing is management, waste management."
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