Green Trails Report: Teams collected 1088 kg of waste in June/July 2023

Green Trails Report: Teams collected 1088 kg of waste in June/July 2023

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By Swathi Chatrapathy


At the end of every month, we make a report of the amount of waste our teams and trekkers have collected from the trails. This waste is segregated and handed over to waste management units in the respective regions. 

 This time, 177 groups that trekked with us in June/July collected 1088 kg of waste from the various Himalayan treks in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh.

 Most of the waste consists of plastic packets and wrappers that do not weigh more than a fraction of a gram. Such flimsy plastic waste amounting to 1000 kg was lying strewn across in the mountains. 

 "Our trekkers and internal team members have done a back-breaking job, not only collecting every bit of litter, but segregating it too," shares Sharwari Brahme, who is leading the Green Trails initiative at Indiahikes.

 To keep the momentum going,  two new members have joined the Green Trails team -- Ankit and Satvik Rane. They will be working with us for the next three months to make trekking more sustainable and help us leave mountains better than we find them.

Read more about our Green Trails Initiative

Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor

About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.