In the Bag: Staying Sustainable on Holiday

We’re all on a drive to cut down on our waste, and be a little more kind to our planet. But we shouldn’t stop at home, its easy to stay sustainable on holiday too.

Camping is the perfect opportunity to ditch the nasties, go green and set a precedent for the kids to follow. We're all doing our bit at home, recycling our waste, having a shorter shower, buying local, but its easier than you'd expect to do it when you're away as long as you have the facilities available to you when you're on holiday. Along with having the right equipment and appropriate facilities available to you, it might be helpful to read our Green Camping Holiday blog for some handy top tips.

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▲ ECO VIABLE 40pc Camping Dinner Set

Made from non-toxic food grade polypropylene, this set includes five large plates, five bowls, five cups and five cutlery sets, in five beautiful shades; soft beige, sage green, porcelain blue, flamingo pink & mulberry purple. The hardwearing material is strong yet light and resistant to chipping or breaking. It even comes with chopsticks and a carry case for the cutlery!

Best bits

  • 100% BPA free
  • Comes in five beautiful colours
  • Lightweight and strong
  • Dishwasher- and microwave-safe

Available from Amazon

▲ HappyLoo DIY Kit Portable Camping Toilet

This super portable, composting camping toilet is made from sustainably-sourced cardboard and the best bit, it’s 100% recyclable! Produced by Kildwick, experts in composting toilets, it can be assembled and dissembled up to 10 times, or you can check out their EasyLoo Composting Toilet made from hardwearing wood for a more permanent solution.

Best bits

  • Easy to use and portable
  • Sustainably made
  • 100% recyclable, even the waste bag
  • No water or chemicals needed
  • Two types of litter; super absorbent straw pellets for urine and Miscanthus bedding prevents unpleasant smells from solids

Available from Kildwick

▲ Faith in Nature Shampoo Bar

This little bar packs a punch! It's vegan and cruelty free, contains only naturally-derived ingredients with no SLS or parabens and no plastic. It's hydrating and lightly-fragranced for the freshest smelling hair around.

Best bits

  • Completely vegan
  • Cruelty-free - no animal testing
  • Naturally-derived ingredients - no harsh chemicals, SLS or parabens
  • No plastic
  • Made in Britain

Available from Amazon

▲ Cheeky Panda Bamboo Antibacterial Surface Wipes

Cheeky Panda have created these 100% biodegradable, no nasties multipurpose wipes with the world in mind. As affective as the leading brand, you can clean up knowing that no harm will be done to the planet.

Best bits

  • Kills 99% of germs
  • 100% biodegradable - just throw them into the composter
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Only natural ingredients
  • Free from fragrance
  • Kind to the planet - for every pack sold, a donation is made to help protect rainforests

Available from Amazon

▲ Boot Bananas - Natural Shoe Deodoriser & Air Purifier

Fantastically fresh, natural ingredients with antimicrobial properties. This bunch of BOOTylicious bananas works to neutralise nasty odours, absorb moisture and prevent any nasty stinks from coming back. Fragranced with lavender, lemon, patchouli & tea tree, they are long lasting and biodegradable. 

Best bits

  • Naturally-derived ingredients with antimicrobial properties
  • Neutralises, absorbs and prevents odours
  • Outer cotton skin is biodegradable
  • Long lasting

Available from Amazon

▲ The North Face Eco Trail Synthetic Sleeping Bag

Keeping you toasty in temperatures as low as -7C (20F), The North Face have designed this lightweight, long-lasting and 100% recycled sleeping bag to be its most sustainable product ever. Available in short, regular, long and extra long, and with left- or right-handed zips, it is a versatile sleeping bag with all the top features you'd expect from this big name brand.

Best bits

  • Super insulating
  • Lightweight
  • Long-lasting
  • Made from 100% recycled material
  • Comes in four lengths with a left- or right-handed zip
  • Handy internal phone pocket

Available from The North Face