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Where is waste seen on mountains?

Percentage of survey respondents having seen waste in such places. Participants of the survey were asked where they see waste during a typical mountain trip. Results found that the most common location for waste to be seen in mountains is on or beside trails (81.5%). Completing the podium, car parks (77.4%) and resting areas (72.6%) seem to be the other most critical places for finding waste. They are also the most common places where people come by or use during a typical mountain trip. Similarly, huts, refuges or established camps are associated with the presence of waste by 62.3% of respondents. People often spend multiple hours to several days in those places. On the other hand, global respondents founds that places further away from designated paths such as near rivers or lakes (58.8%), in the forest (52.8%) or in crevasses or caves (34.1%) and mountain pastures (30.2%) are perceived as less polluted by waste.

Year: 2022

From collection: Plastics on the Peak: The 2021 Global Mountain Waste Survey

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