We Asked Where The All Stars Go To The Bathroom (And How Australian Survivor Stays Ecologically Friendly)
As our All Stars battle it out on the beach, behind the scenes a different battle is taking place.
Speaking to 10 daily, Endemol Shine Australia revealed the efforts undertaken while filming on location to reduce the show's environmental impacts as much as possible.
Earlier this week, ESA uploaded a photo displaying a roadside cleanup their Unit Team did during the filming of All Stars.
"Site clean-ups are conducted at all challenge and filming locations," they told 10 daily. "These are done before and after filming to ensure that all locations are in a pristine, natural state with all rubbish removed and recycled where possible."
The pics posted were of a public road -- part of the production company's ware on waste they say they hope to have a bigger hand in next season.
Filmed on location in Fiji, ESA carries out an environmental impact assessment at the start of each season working with their crew, local consultation and also have a sustainability manager to make sure they are continuing to reduce their environmental impact.
Once the series wraps and a sole survivor has been crowned, the production takes "extreme care" to make sure no physical trace is left and all local vegetation has been sustainably managed.
"Prior to the start of construction and filming, each site is carefully combed for rubbish, with all litter removed for proper disposal," they explained. "This is constantly monitored and maintained throughout production.
"Sites are thoroughly cleaned and inspected before a final walk-through with landowners to ensure the properties are in the same -- or better -- condition than when access was granted," they said.
As for the foraging and fishing castaways do, they're instructed on what species they're allowed to go after, and what may be protected or sensitive so as to keep the ecosystem in a sustainable balance.
For the crew, they introduced reusable bottles and coffee cups which they estimate has avoided the use of over 115,000 water bottles. The production crew also invested in measures to recycle and reduce waste -- from using compostable rubbish bags to 100 percent recycled toilet paper.
And speaking of loos -- one of the most common questions castaways are asked is what they do when they need to use the bathroom.
Thankfully they're not just digging a hole on the beach or using the tribal council voting urn.
"At tribal camps, a very basic, temporary wooden structure is built above a long-drop composting toilet," ESA told 10 daily. The long-drop is later dismantled and removed.