This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management.
More and more people hunt our beautiful mountains and the waste generated increases. For proper disposal, the waste is to be carried down to the valley. Many mountain huts are not accessible by vehicle so the problem becomes even more important and the solutions more expensive.
The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute.....
... let's produce less waste
Let’s reduce the amount of waste and not leave waste in the nature. You will give a valuable contribution if you bring back home your rubbish. Thank you. For the huts without vehicle access, dispose of waste means having litter transported down to the valley by helicopter. Abandoned waste in nature takes too long to decompose: a simple cigarette butt takes anywhere from 1 to 5 years, a can from 20 to 100 years. Even a banana skin, although biodegradable, takes two months to decompose. The waste, in addition to being ugly, it cause pollution and is a danger for animals.