Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

11/04/2019 Amy

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It is, now more than ever, very important to minimise the amount of waste we create. Plastic is damaging our environment and reusable options are becoming more easily accessible for all to help tackle the impact this is having on our natural world. So what can you do when you're not at home to make sure you are still eco-friendly?

 

1. Reduce, reuse and then recycle

Just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you forget any of the rules you follow at home. In all instances, be sure to reduce the amount you use, reuse what you do use, and recycle what you possibly can.


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2. Bring your own straws/beeswax paper etc.

If you cook a meal and need to refrigerate the leftovers, then being equipped with beeswax paper means you can easily cover the dish and pop it in the fridge for the next day! Coming prepared with items like this mean you don't have to use plastic or go out and buy a tub to store food in. 
 

3. Shop local and organic

When visiting somewhere new, you should try out as much of the local cuisine as possible. This way, you're not only getting a taste of a different culture, but you also supporting local trades over imported items that have used a massive chunk of fuel to be transported to the country you're visiting.


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4. Be mindful of packaging

As you are doing the big shop at the start of your stay, be mindful of what items you are buying and the amount of packaging that is on them. You don't really need to put all your veg into one of those slippy plastic bags when you buy them.
 

5. Self-catered = Self-assured

Booking self-catered accommodation means you have complete control over the consumables you use during your stay. With all-inclusive holidays, sure you get everything for one price, but these industries come with a lot of waste that could be easily avoided. 


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6. Use public transport 

We know it is far easier to rent a car during a trip, and it will make getting to a number of your key places to visit a lot easier. However, many places have excellent transport connections. Scotland, for example, has a fantastic rail network that links various areas with the country's major cities. We guarantee public transport will cost a lot less than renting a car - and you'll fall out less over directions too!