Despite maintaining a frugal lifestyle, people in Bhutan continue to dump huge amounts of garbage indiscriminately. This aspect was highlighted in a paper presented by environmentalist Jorgen S Carle at a two-day course on Environmental Management in Bhutan. Titled 'Contradictions', in the paper Carle says that Bhutan must pay heed to major issues like deforestation, the presence of hazardous chemicals in groundwater and eutrofication of water bodies by fertilisers.
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