Outdoor ashtrays - protect our environment
Dropped cigarette butts are the most common form of littering, not only in our cities, but also in remote locations in nature. Cigarette butts create a huge environmental issue: One single stub contaminates up to 40 litres of groundwater and leaks thousands of toxins into the soil. To solve this waste problem, Lake Achensee has introduced “outdoor ashtrays” – small, reusable tins that fit in every trouser pocket or rucksack.
Basically, the outdoor ashtrays are empty air rifle ammunition cans. In cooperation with the Nature Park Karwendel, local shooting clubs collect the cans which are then repurposed. Instead of throwing them away, the cans are upcycled and put to good use. If you are a smoker and want to go hiking, please get yourself a free outdoor ashtray.
Where to get our free outdoor ashtrays?
- In all local information offices at Lake Achensee
- Nature park rangers who work in the Karwendel also hand out the environmentally-friendly ashtrays. The Achensee hiking programme offers ranger-guided hikes for visitors.
- Naturparkhaus in Hinterriß
- Naturpark-Infozentrum (vistor centre) in Scharnitz
The outdoor ashtrays are only available while stocks last.