Hill hack of the month
QAre there any mountain litter-picking devices that are small and light to carry, so that I don’t have to pick up dirty rubbish on the hills with my bare hands? Used tissues, mouldy tins of half-eaten sardines, old cigarette butts and rotting banana skins – we realise that becoming a mountain #LitterHero might involve handling some pretty unsavoury items that have been thoughtlessly discarded as rubbish by others on the hill. You might not be happy picking up such things by hand, especially if there are limited opportunities to clean them afterwards, and that’s totally understandable.
So, to save traipsing up a hill with one of those metre-long litter-picker tools under your arm, we have an ingenious solution – why not try using the humble wooden clothes peg! These 19th century spring-powered contraptions weigh next to nothing, will go unnoticed in a rucksack or jacket pocket, aren’t made of plastic and make for handy little litter grabbers.
If you now feel re-enthused about helping to rid our hills of rubbish without having to handle rotting grime, flick back to page 37 to find out how you can claim your free canvas litter tote bag and join the #LitterHero revolution. And remember, you can make a difference!