Some 310 million tonnes of plastic waste are generated worldwide every year, which are subsequently landfilled, incinerated or, in the best case, recycled. But far too often the waste ends up in the environment. There is now as much microplastic to be found on glaciers as on ocean beaches and floors. The reasons? High consumption of disposable products and plastic packaging, poor waste management, unsecured landfills and a too-low recycling rate.
Reduce, reuse and recycle – this is the formula that businesses and individuals should be taking to heart. Our plea is that we should work together to reduce the quantity of plastic waste! Because only by not creating plastic can it be prevented from ending up in our beautiful natural world.
We therefore attach particular importance to the use of recyclable materials. Our declared goal is to do without the use of plastic bottles or disposable plastics. To achieve this, we have on the one hand developed guidelines for businesses, while suggesting ten practical measures for the core areas of breakfast, bedroom/bathroom, drinking water, catering, cleaning products and kitchen on the other. In addition, a reusable drinking bottle has been introduced throughout the Eggental Valley, which is available in selected huts, alpine pastures, shops and accommodation establishments.
Sustainability and a mindful approach to our nature and landscape are a major focus in the Eggental valley: as part of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is all the more important for us all to work actively together to preserve and consciously encounter these natural treasures. You too can make a contribution!
When the stars above Steinegg dance to the sounds of the well-known South Tyrolean band, Mainfelt, 6 gourmet chefs prepare creative delights in old wood-fired ovens in Welschnofen and works of art by local artists come to life at an art performance in Obereggen or Deutschnofen, you know that it’s Eggen Valley’s Culturinarika time!