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Solutions to the waste issue in mountains

Percentage of the total number of respondents Answers from all over the world were in strong agreement on the actions that can contribute most to solving or improving the waste issue in mountains areas. 90.3% of respondents believe in this statement: “Having every mountain user take all their rubbish out and implement principles of ‘leave no trace’ or ‘Take in, take out’”. In second place, with 78.8% of respondents agreeing: “increase education on impacts of litter”. In third place with 65.5% is: “Create more sustainable, long lasting and reusable alternatives”. These results were similar throughout continents and also among the mountain guides group, indicating a strong support and alignment of values behind these types of actions.

Year: 2022

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

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