With more than 18 million hikers, hiking is one of French people’s favourite sports. Easily accessible, it lets children and adults be amazed by Mother Nature’s beauty and enjoy the open air. But to preserve our environment and let future generations enjoy the same landscapes, it’s key to help protect it by adopting simple steps and learning to manage our waste before, during and after hikes.
Eating and hydrating are the biggest causes of waste on hiking trails. Cans, plastic bottles, food packaging – when discarded in nature, all this rubbish pollutes soil and water and is dangerous for people and animals. To reduce your footprint and preserve the environment, there are simple steps you can take :
Each item of waste has a direct impact on animal and plant life. By learning to better manage waste and by adopting these few steps, you’ll make a personal contribution to protecting our beautiful planet.
Want to hike responsibly and smartly? Well, be aware that equipment exists that is perfectly designed to let you achieve your goal. Particularly good examples are :
After your hike, don’t forget to sort your waste at home. Without this step, rubbish cannot be recycled and will end up in landfill. To sort it successfully, nothing could be simpler: use three different coloured bins :
This quick and simple sorting operation may offer your waste a second life !