From the Himalayas
The Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is the home of Mount Everest and attracts over eighty thousand visitors
every year. This leads to tragic amounts of waste and puts pressure on the vulnerable ecosystem. Super Local
and Sagarmatha Next are working together on the ‘Carry me back’ system. It involves local residents and tourists
in the region carrying tons of waste back to Kathmandu, where it is recycled. Super Local processes water bottle
caps into the ‘From the Himalayas’ collection: three pebble-shaped plastic stones and a scale model of Himalayan
peaks. A perfect memento for tourists, with which they can continue to express their environmental responsibility
at home. The proceeds finance the workshop and staff that form the foundations of this project.