There will be over 10,000 participants, support team members and volunteers on the MacLehose Trail and relevant paths during the Oxfam Trailwalker event. To preserve wildlife and the natural environment, here are some low carbon tips for you to consider:

  • Do not litter during practices and the actual event; bring your rubbish to urban areas for disposal; try your best to minimise waste.
  • Water is one of the most valuable resources on earth; so please consume water responsibly. For example, do not use drinking water provided at the checkpoints to wash your body or
  • Both BPA-free and stainless steel bottles are safer and more reliable; they are always the recommended water containers instead of traditional plastic bottles.
  • Participants should be fully equipped for the Oxfam Trailwalker challenge. When selecting sportswear, always opt for products made with recycled materials. A lot of sportswear manufacturers are implementing the idea of environmental protection into their product designs; do ask for more information when making your
  • Nuts, cereals and soy products are ideal low carbon products, not only can they provide extra energy and amino acid, their proteins are also more suitable for human absorption.
  • Please use public transport to travel to Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung. This saves you money and reduces greenhouse emissions to make our environment greener!

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Special thanks to SGS for providing the above tips.

How long does rubbish last?
Cigarette butts 1 – 5 years Woollen socks 1 – 5 years
Orange and banana peels up to 2 years Plastic bags 10 – 20 years
Nylon fabric 30 – 40 years Tin cans 50 years
Aluminium cans 500 years Glass bottles 1,000 years
Important note
To reduce the use of plastics, Oxfam will only provide bottled water for participants at CP1 (Sai Wan). At the Start Point, Finish Point and other CPs, drinking water will be available from water dispensers. Please make sure you have your own bottle/container for use on the trail.Energy food and energy bars will also be distributed. Our working personnel will mark each team’s number on the food’s packaging and bottled water; if the cleaning workers/volunteers find these items discarded on the trail, the team number and members’ names will be posted on the Oxfam Trailwalker website. Please take care of your belongings (including litter)! Littering or spitting in public is an offence and the offender is liable to a fixed penalty of HK$1,500.