Tempted to LItter on the Trail? Read This

Think it’s OK to bury those orange peels on the trail? Or toss out a piece of chewing gum?IMG_4870

Chamonix mag’ has this to say about litter on the trails:

The lifetime of your waste:

Fruit peels — last 6 months

Chewing gum — 2 to 5 years

A cigarette butt — 2 to 15 years

An aluminum can — 100 to 500 years

A plastic bottle — 100 to 1,000 years

So whatever you bring into the mountains, pack out.



1 comment for “Tempted to LItter on the Trail? Read This

  1. ellen
    June 27, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    yeah, hurrah. Zillions of years ago as we hiked the upper Appalachian trail, toward Mt Marcy, we met “gum-ear”, stuck his gum on his ear!!! and “orange blossom”, weird guys on their way down as we were on our way up. They linger in our memory, but only a five minute encounter…45 years ago….Ellen and Frank

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