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Signs you’re an eco-traveller

Signs you’re an eco-traveller

Here at Caravanning Australia, we’re as passionate about travel as it gets. But even we know that travelling can increase your environmental footprint and contribute to the climate emergency. That’s why we’re all about promoting a travel lifestyle that favours a no-harm approach.

Your vehicle is as eco-conscious as they come

One of the most effective ways to manage your environmental impact while travelling is by taking the time to consider the impact that your vehicle of choice will have. Before you purchase a vehicle, it’s important that you take the time to research how eco-conscious and fuel-efficient it is.

Eco-friendly cars and four-wheel drives are readily available these days, but this influx of options means that there are plenty of buzzwords flying around in the marketing of these vehicles. Before you purchase a car that is marketed as being eco-friendly, take the time to do your own research and make an informed choice on just how good an option it is for the environment.

You don’t go anywhere without your re-usable supplies

When travelling, it can be easy to increase your plastic use, even if you are super on top of it in your day-to-day life. Picking up a bottle of water here, accepting a plastic bag there – it all begins to build up a lot quicker than you might realise. That’s why it’s important that you keep on top of your no-plastic approach even while you’re on the road.

Luckily, there’s an abundance of re-usable products available that can actually end up making your travels easier! From re-usable bags, straws and drink bottles, to silicone food bags and baking paper, stocking your van with the right supplies can help you save space, money and the planet in one fell swoop!

The Summer 2022–2023 edition of Caravanning Australia is out now!

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