Our environmental plan
The Environmental and Educational Department (EEP) incorporates as many environmentally-friendly initiatives in the organisation of the 100 km Dodentocht as possible. The goal is to reduce the waste associated with a mass event like the 100 km Dodentocht and to process the remaining waste as efficiently as possible.
Why do we have an environmental plan?
A green and calm environment is very important to hiking enthusiasts. This is why contributing to a healthy and clean environment is fully in line with the beliefs of the organisation of the 100 km Dodentocht. We believe that a large organisation like the 100 km Dodentocht must act as a pioneer in this field and serve as an example to other events and organisations in the region.
What will we do?
It is important to reduce the mountain of waste as much as possible. The most striking initiative of the 100 km Dodentocht organisation in the fight against waste is the use of reusable cups in the central tent on the church square. This is a simple system and easily saves 60,000 disposable cups.
Waste collection and waste processing
We make every possible effort not to leave any waste, both along the route and during the festivities in the Bornem city centre. We divide the waste into various categories: tin, paper, and residual waste. Clear signs help supporters, as this requires the cooperation of all supporters and participants.
Additional garbage bags will be provided at the bottlenecks along the route. Waste can be disposed of approximately 1 kilometre after each checkpoint. We ask the hikers to place their waste in the designated bins or bags. Employees of the different checkpoints also help clean the route.
Environmental charter for the sponsor
This environmental charter is a voluntary commitment in which the signatory indicates to observe and actively promote a number of ideas, assignments, and guidelines.
This charter certainly does not intend to limit the promotional campaigns of the sponsor or to force the sponsor to incur greater expenses. The charter aims to consider any potential adverse consequences for the environment and the general public when planning a marketing campaign.
Benefits for the sponsor
Why a charter?
Hiking goes hand in hand with a beautiful natural context. The relationship with a thorough waste policy is obvious. We want to reduce the environmental burden on nearby residents as much as possible. We also believe that organisations cannot ignore environmental issues. This is why we, as the organisers of the 100 km Dodentocht, want to raise environmental awareness and serve as an example.
The joining sponsors declare to accept the following provisions and are willing to contribute to a 100 km Dodentocht with as little waste as possible.