Keeping our mountains plastic waste free
This brief presents the scale of the problem and provides recommendations for relevant stakeholders to consider.
I grew up in a bicultural family mixing European and Asian lifestyles. I was early fascinated by mountains and mountainous environments represented a wonderful playground at first. Spending time in nature made me realise how beautiful it is, but also how sensitive it is to external pressures. I had the chance to explore this environmental issue during my PhD project at Grenoble University. Based on lake sediments, I studied erosion patterns with a special attention to extreme climatic events such as floods, avalanches or landslides occurring in a changing climate and with increasing human pressures.