Dreckspotz, a Global 2000 app, attempts to update statistics on plastic garbage in the mountains and raise public awareness.
Plastic garbage is now found in the highlands. The University of Innsbruck has taken up this subject, and the situation in the mountains will be brought up to date as part of a three-year study project in collaboration with the littering app Dreckspotz.
"We are looking forward to the collaboration because our research relies on the public's assistance." Only by working together can we gain an understanding of the spread of plastic in the high mountains and then find targeted measures," Klemens Weisleitner of the University of Innsbruck's Institute of Ecology told Trendingtopics.
Nature enthusiasts, the Austrian Alpine Club, some schools, and private persons will use the app to hike across the high mountains, store their finds in the app, and dispose of the plastic garbage. The Dreckspotz app is available for free download on Android and iOS. Global 2000 then produces an annual report based on the data collected.
"With the Dreckspotz app, we want to not only clean up nature, but also ensure that it stays that way in the long run." We hope that our collaboration will assist to ensure that the alpine region, which is essential to Austria, receives more attention. Dreckspotz users have entered almost 200,000 trash finds so far. "We are encouraged that so many people are committed to addressing the plastic problem," Global 2000 specialist Lisa Grasl tells trendingtopis.
Aside from mapping and quantifying trash in mountain regions, the goal of this project is to raise public awareness of the problem of plastic waste, particularly among young people, in order to connect the network, become a larger group, and achieve certain Sustainable Development Goals.
More information: https://www.global2000.at/dreckspotz
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