Keep Antarctica Pristine
Antarctica is considered a pristine environment, and the mantra ‘leave nothing behind’ is often repeated during Antarctic trips. No rubbish or litter is to be left on land or in the sea in Antarctica (including human waste), and should be taken back to the ship for proper disposal. Nothing is permitted to be burnt in Antarctica, and graffiti is also prohibited. As well as leaving nothing behind, nothing should be collected or taken from Antarctica, including bones, eggs, fossils, feathers, rocks and sand. When visiting Antarctica, it should be left the way it was found!