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Avoriaz Mountain Spring Clean

Avoriaz mountain spring clean

Today we joined in on a spring clean up of the mountain in Avoriaz. The Avoriaz Snowzone (builders of the snowparks) organised the event to bring the local community together in protecting our winter playground. There was a great turn out for the event and the guys from the Snowzone provided a great barbeque for all the helpers.

Now the snow has melted it is sad to see that there is a whole load of rubbish left behind after the winter season. The number of cigarette butts alone is horrible. A few treasures were found such as skis and the odd coin, but our most interesting find was a pair of thermal bottoms… haha!!!



Every bit of litter has a different life cycle in the nature and pollutes grounds and water, which are precious mountain resources!

Glass bottle: 4000 years
Plastic bottle: 100 to 1000 years
Aluminum can: 100 to 500 years
Packaging paper: 100 to 450 years
Skipass paper: 100 to 450 years
Cigarette butt: 2 to 15 years
Bubble gum: 2 to 5 years
Fruit peel: 6 months

Please remember this next time you visit the mountains and help us to protect our environment by following a few easy steps:

  • If you brought it up the mountain, take it back down the mountain with you.
  • Dispose of rubbish properly in the closest bin/ recycling bins

You can also go further than this, by reducing rubbish at its source:

  • Buying products with reusable packaging or with packaging made of recyclable material
  • Buying products with little or no packaging

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