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How to go on an eco-friendly camping trip this summer

Campers are looking for more sustainable options
Campers are looking for more sustainable options   -   Copyright  Jimmy Conover
By Sarah Palmer

A longing for fresh air, solitude and connection to nature isn't the only reason to go on a camping holiday this summer.

As airport chaos sees passengers stranded amid strikes and heatwaves, camping is the perfect way to escape the crowds by train or car instead.

When preparing for your trip, the first rule of camp club is to respect the environment around you. Whether you’re a campervan fan or a traditional tent type, these eco-friendly products will help you make the most of the outdoors while preserving the environment.

Bamboo toilet roll

Around 27,000 trees are cut down every day to make toilet paper. Bamboo is a highly sustainable plant that grows to full size in three to four months. And it can be made into toilet paper. not only can bamboo toilet roll help limit deforestation, it is 100 per cent biodegradable, making it an ideal accessory for eco-friendly camping.

Wood-burning camping stoves

With rising fuel prices and carbon emissions, it's time to ditch gas-based stoves with metal canisters, which more often than not are discarded instead of recycled. Wood burners produce no harmful fumes, nor do they leave any waste that cannot be disposed of in an eco-friendly manner.

Jimmy Conover
Wood burning stoves are greener than their gas alternativesJimmy Conover

Bamboo cutlery

Bamboo is clearly the material of choice for eco camping equipment, providing a viable, eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastics. Bamboo straws and cups are also great options while you're on the road.

Eco sleeping bag

What differentiates a normal sleeping bag from an eco one? Well, most are made using 100 per cent recycled material for the lining, shell and installation as well as being treated with non-toxic chemicals.

Solar chargers

Sun-powered solar chargers offer budding campers a climate conscious way to charge their devices.