This picture taken on April 24, 2018 shows the Everest ER tent clinic (C) at Everest Base Camp, some 140km northeast of Kathmandu.(AFP/Prakash Mathema)
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China has retrieved 8.5 tons of waste from Mount Everest since April as it clears garbage left by growing numbers of visitors, the state-run Global Times said on Thursday.A team of 30 people has cleared about 5.2 tons of household waste, 2.3 tons of human faeces, and one ton of mountaineering trash in the cleanup by Tibetan mountaineering officials, the paper said.Since 2015, officials in Tibet have given every climber two trash bags to retrieve at least 8 kg of rubbish, levying a fine of $100 for each kilogram by which a climber falls short.
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