Ways We Can Still Be Eco-Friendly Whilst Camping!

One of the biggest challenges for a festival is to remain environmentally aware. With thousands upon thousands of attendees, often bringing one-use plastic tents and plastic bottles, changes often need to be made elsewhere to make sure a festival isn’t having a detrimental effect on the planet.

Using Camp Bestival as an example, they work really hard in making the festival environmentally friendly as possible. From compost toilets in the main festival area to recycling points in all the camp sites, they regularly encourage you to do your bit when attending the festival. In addition, they invite organisations such as Frank Water – who offer unlimited water refills and reusable water storage options (whilst also supporting a number of charities) – and the Big Green Coach for those travelling from London.

With this in mind, and to make it easier on festival organisers, we will often try and do our bit for the environment by bringing things with us that are re-usable and/or recyclable – or not at all – starting with our tent and ending with the way we dispose of any rubbish.

Here are our tips:

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Five Simple Ways We’ve Become More Eco-Friendly!

Thanks to programmes such as Blue Planet and Go Jetters (I’m serious – have you seen the one about the great Pacific garbage patch? Hits me right in the feels) we’ve suddenly become very aware about the damage we’re causing to the planet, or more so, the effects are starting to show.

I think it was back in February when we were a few degrees away from putting our shorts on that instead of celebrating an early Spring/Summer, I was aghast about the irreversible damage we’ve now clearly caused.

The thing is, the concern and the evidence of climate change has always been there. I think I remember being taught about the polar ice caps melting when I was in school back in the 90’s but, like most, I kinda stuck my head in the sand and thought that we were lightyears away from anything truly happening, or that it wouldn’t really affect us. How wrong was I? Not a day goes by now where I don’t read about whales being washed up with plastic in their gut or ancient food wrappers from the 80’s being dug up.

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