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Coca-Cola Foundation celebrates ‘Mountain Clean-up Campaign 2022’

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KATHMANDU: The third edition of 'Mountain Clean-up Campaign 2022' led by Nepali Army in coordination with several government institutions, and donor organisations, and with the participation of the Rotary Club of Nagarjun has successfully concluded. [gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="24600,24601,24608"] Coca-Cola Foundation hosted an event to celebrate the campaign on World Environment Day on Sunday at Hotel Yak and Yeti. Various stakeholders, campaign partners, and government officials including Gopal Prasad Aryal, Director-General of the Department of Environment were present. Over 33,800 kilogrammes of waste (7,227kg biodegradable and 26,650kg non-biodegradable) were collected from four mountains — Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Manaslu, and Mt Kanchenjunga, and brought back to Kathmandu. The waste will be verified and then handed over to the recycling partner for further segregation, recycling and waste management. [gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="24607,24615"] Similarly, the Director of the Mountain Cleaning Campaign, shared, “We were able to collect over 33,000kg waste, from four different mountains. The journey was undoubtedly challenging and risky due to the weather condition and high altitude, but the satisfaction of completing the campaign and being able to do our part in preserving the pride of the nation is really fulfilling. All thanks to the untiring support from all our environmentally responsible partners. I express my sincere appreciation to The Coca-Cola Foundation for their continued support since the very beginning of this campaign.” [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="23628"] The campaign officially began on April 5, cleaning four mountains that tower above 8,000 metres. The expedition team had 77 dedicated members including Nepali Army personnel and Sherpa supporters. [gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="24599,24605,24606,24609,24603"] Saadia Madsbjerg, President of Coca-Cola Foundation stated, “The Coca-Cola Foundation's partnership with the Mountain Clean-up campaign signals the strong commitment to bringing people together to support a debris-free environment. These Himalayan mountains are iconic for their natural beauty and cultural relevance to the people of Nepal. This strong nature-culture bond plays a key role in conserving habitats. Coca-Cola Foundation’s support seeks to ensure the mountains remain pristine for many years to come and hopefully such initiatives will help drive even more climate action in Nepal and across the world.” [gallery columns="2" link="file" size="full" ids="24614,24612,24613,24611"] Established in 1984, the Coca-Cola Foundation has invested more than $1.4 billion around the world to protect the environment, empower women to thrive, and enhance the overall well-being of people and communities. READ ALSO:  
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