We carry our rubbish out with us – please don’t litter! At each stop two rubbish bags will be placed out: one for cans, paper and plastic; and one for food scraps. Please use them and don’t mix them up!
Your trek will last 8-10 days – your litter will last a lot longer – for example:
|Cigarette butts||1-5 years|
|Aluminium cans||500 years|
|Glass bottles||1000 years|
|Plastic bags||10-20 years|
|Plastic coated paper||5 years|
|Plastic film containers||20-30 years|
|Nylon fabric||30-40 years|
|Leather||Up to 50 years|
|Wool socks||1-5 years|
|Orange & banana peel||Up to 2 years|
|Tin cans||50 years|
|Plastic 6-pack holders||100 years|
|Plastic bottles & Styrofoam||Indefinitely|
So don’t be a Kokoda tosser - the Owen Stanley Range is a beautiful, special and fragile environment - please ensure the only things you leave behind are your footprints.