Martin Edström has documented the impact of tourism in the Himalayas together with Nikon for National Geographic. For over 10 years, he has regularly returned to the region around Mount Everest to report on how the major tourism flows and rapid development of this destination affect the climate and the environment negatively.
Since this region around Mount Everest is located up in the high mountains of the Himalayas, there are no logistics around waste management to cope with the huge amount of garbage that tourists brings with them. Even in the Himalayas, you find plastic waste all over the wilderness.
Nikon has documented Martin's latest visit to the Himalayas. See the video to learn more.