Carry Me Back (CMB) Project
The “Carry Me Back” (CMB) project was initiated by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) and Sagarmatha Next in partnership with Sagarmatha National Park, Sagarmatha National Park Buffer Zone Management Committee, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Tara Air and Blue Waste to Value. The main aim of the program is to transport semi-processed recyclable wastes, such as aluminum cans, PET bottles, tins etc. from Namche to Kathmandu for recycling with voluntary support from trekkers and guides. The CMB project was successfully tested during the trekking season in Autumn 2019. The CMB project was halted in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic and restarted in Spring 2022.
The project was supported by Dell Reconnect, Bally Peak Outlook Foundation and Kiehl's. Over 11 tons of recyclable garbage was transported from Namche to Lukla through the CMB program with support of over 5,800 amazing volunteers.