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Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living

Nature is our foundation. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to explore the mountains. Without it, there would be no Alpine Trekkers. We want to protect nature – that’s why we created this category to present you with tips & advice on how to help preserve Mother Nature.

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by Alpinetrek-Expert

Guest author

How can we as people, as customers and consumers reduce the production of emissions, waste and wastewater? How can we conserve resources and minimise the pollution and destruction of our environment? The answers to these questions are diverse, sometimes very complex and interconnected: Expansion of regenerative energy production, efficient filter technologies, intelligent traffic concepts and […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Marianne

It’s an unavoidable topic nowadays: the issue of sustainability dominates the outdoor market like no other. Manufacturers have put the concept of “social and ecological responsibility” on their agenda, obtaining certifications such as bluesign or developing their own. This is, of course, very welcome! With this background, product lines for vegetarians and vegans are now […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Stephan

(Warning: the following introduction may contain traces of irony) They say that, in the mountains, some practice the so-called “primitive” custom of not immediately showering or changing their clothes after they’ve been sweating. Disgusting, right? I mean, how gross, and – most importantly – how inconsiderate towards other people! The reason for this sorry state […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Guest author

Scandinavia and the outdoors – a match made in heaven. Rodane, Hurrungane, Sarek and Kebnekaise are all music to the ears of outdoor enthusiasts. Scandinavia is home to just about as many outdoor enthusiasts as it has great destinations. Ok, I’m exaggerating, but the message remains the same: Being outdoors is the Scandinavian way of […]

by Bergfreund

Jörn

Down is warm and fluffy and the absolute best when it comes to thermal insulation. How the down is obtained, however, is where things get delicate. Even though almost 90% of the world’s down is removed from ducks and geese during slaughter, there are still cases of live-plucking – a practice that clearly falls under […]

by Bergfreund

Jörn

“It’s easy to get lost in the sea of labels, certifications and all the hifalutin promises regarding sustainability and environmentally-friendly production. I mean, there are so many manufacturers out there, working tirelessly to establish sustainability in both their product line and their value chain. A very welcome development, if I do say so myself. Of […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Wiebke

As unfortunate as it is and ironic as it may seem to lovers of the great outdoors, outdoor products are not very environmentally friendly. In fact, many of them have been proofed with waterproofing agents containing chemicals, whilst others contain down feathers plucked from live birds or merino wool acquired from farmers who practice mulesing. […]
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