Trash on mountains

Can I throw away my apple polish on the mountain? What about banana peels? And how long does it take to rot on the mountain?

Waste disposal is a must for all nature and mountain lovers. Apart from that, the improper disposal of garbage, which also includes fruit and food leftovers, is punishable by law.

Therefore: If garbage accumulates on the mountain – be it from apples or bananas – simply put it back in your rucksack and recycle it in the valley. After all, what you have carried up full of rubbish, you can “easily” get back downhill again!


Here you can see the rotting times of garbage on the mountain:

Chewing gum: 5 years
Cigarette butts: 2 – 7 years
Handkerchief: 1 – 5 years
Banana peel: 1 – 3 years
Nylon fibers: 60 years
Plastic bag: 120 years
tin can: 500 years
Plastic bottle: 500 – 1,000 years