Kekexili, an isolated region on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is seeing huge amounts of garbage piled up along the national highway after an increase in Chinese tourists and long-distance truckers. The problem is being exacerbated by the lack of local waste handling facilities, with local herders being drafted to help clean up. Photo: Handout Kekexili, an isolated region on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is seeing huge amounts of garbage piled up along the national highway after an increase in Chinese tourists and long-distance truckers. The problem is being exacerbated by the lack of local waste handling facilities, with local herders being drafted to help clean up. Photo: Handout
Kekexili, an isolated region on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is seeing huge amounts of garbage piled up along the national highway after an increase in Chinese tourists and long-distance truckers. The problem is being exacerbated by the lack of local waste handling facilities, with local herders being drafted to help clean up. Photo: Handout
Environment

Garbage dumped by tourists, truckers turns China’s ‘roof of world’ into eyesore

  • World heritage site Kekexili lacks waste handling facilities, residents say
  • Hundreds of local herders drafted in to help clean up rubbish

Topic |   Environment
Kekexili, an isolated region on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is seeing huge amounts of garbage piled up along the national highway after an increase in Chinese tourists and long-distance truckers. The problem is being exacerbated by the lack of local waste handling facilities, with local herders being drafted to help clean up. Photo: Handout Kekexili, an isolated region on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is seeing huge amounts of garbage piled up along the national highway after an increase in Chinese tourists and long-distance truckers. The problem is being exacerbated by the lack of local waste handling facilities, with local herders being drafted to help clean up. Photo: Handout
Kekexili, an isolated region on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is seeing huge amounts of garbage piled up along the national highway after an increase in Chinese tourists and long-distance truckers. The problem is being exacerbated by the lack of local waste handling facilities, with local herders being drafted to help clean up. Photo: Handout
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