We humans can be troublesome, the world around us is continuously bearing the cost of our work, homes and livelihoods. That’s a big reason for why we spread the word about environmentally friendly camping. We encourage all of our campers to embrace and conserve the natural beauty of our forest campsites.
There’s a special date coming up for the sparking of an eco-initiative, one we think you may want to muck in with. Plastic Challenge Month is going to sweep across the UK in June 2017. It’s a cause we fully support, and here’s what you can do to help…
Let’s tackle our plastic dependency
Firstly, we should probably tell you a bit more about what Plastic Challenge Month actually is and who’s behind it. It’s not a forestry organisation, but the Marine Conservation Society, who are urging us to limit our reliance on disposable plastics from the 1st- 30th June and beyond!
Although the bulk of the challenge is directed at protecting ocean life, plastic waste is also a prominent smudge on the health of our regional woods. In 2014 alone, 3.7 million tonnes of the stuff was recorded in landfill sites across the country; we don’t want to think about what the figure has crept up to since then…
The challenge focuses primarily on single use plastics. Items like food packaging, bottles, cups and bags which are often thrown away carelessly.
The majority of us will, at some point have seen plastic bags stuck in hedges or ice lolly wrappers strewn in the street on a hot day. Thinking about sights like these makes it easy to get down about wasted resources, the danger to wildlife and negative impact on our global ecosystem.
Let’s not dwell on the negatives, we know change is needed for the health of our planet and Plastic Challenge Month is a cause for celebration. It’s a chance to make a big change to our plastic usage and make others aware of how plastics damage our ecosystem.
How to curb your waste
Every little step in the right direction helps towards a cleaner forest environment.
Making small changes, not only at home but also whilst camping can have a big impact. We’ve come up with some easy methods of reducing your plastic footprint just in time for June:
These are just a handful of tips, and more can be found with a quick internet search. Once you start looking, you’ll notice all kinds of unnecessary plastics you’re using in everyday life.
Plastic Challenge Month is a commendable effort to care for our trees, oceans and rivers and all of the creatures that live within them. We hope this post has got you thinking about your plastic usage and that your next camping trip creates a little less plastic waste!
If you haven’t already booked your camping trip for June, we have availability at locations throughout the UK.
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