A cup (centre) cut from glass collected as waste on Mount Everest seen at a restaurant in the Nepali capital Kathmandu. Photo: AFP

How Everest rubbish is being upcycled into new products

  • In homes across Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, upcycled items – from pots to lamps – crafted from Everest waste products are slowly making inroads
  • Tonnes of trash left by decades of commercial mountaineering has resulted in the mountain being called the ‘highest dumpster in the world’
Topic |   Environment

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A cup (centre) cut from glass collected as waste on Mount Everest seen at a restaurant in the Nepali capital Kathmandu. Photo: AFP
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A temple in Punakha Dzong in Bhutan, which has been named the best country to visit in 2020 by the Lonely Planet guide. Photo: Getty

Why Bhutan, ‘world’s last Shangri-La’, tops Lonely Planet’s 2020 best places to visit list

  • The tiny Himalayan country, aiming to become the first 100 per cent organic nation next year, features fantastic monasteries, festivals and trekking
  • China’s Guizhou Province makes the top 10 regions list thanks to its capital’s character and the feeling of ‘old China’ out in the countryside
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A temple in Punakha Dzong in Bhutan, which has been named the best country to visit in 2020 by the Lonely Planet guide. Photo: Getty
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