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How much waste is seen during a typical mountain trip?

Percentage of respondents seeing enough waste to fill parts of a 60L rucksack. Quantifying the waste on mountains is something difficult to estimate, especially with the naked eye and from a distance. This is why respondents were asked to estimate the quantity based on a familiar and common indicator – a typical mountain rucksack of 60L. Globally, most respondents (46%) estimated that during a typical mountain trip, they would see enough waste to fill only the top pocket of the rucksack. 26% would see enough to fill half of the rucksack and 15% would see enough to fill one or multiple rucksacks.

Year: 2022

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

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