If you are a lover of the outdoors, you’re probably very aware of the negative effect that plastic has had, and continues to have, on our environment. Making the effort to move towards zero waste and go plastic free comes naturally as the best way to preserve the environment and natural areas.
Plastic pollution not only litters our green spaces, destroying our beautiful countryside, but it takes hundreds of years to decompose. This means that every piece of plastic ever created is still in existence in some form today. In addition, plastic releases toxic substances into the soil and, if it is burned, it releases a toxic substance into the air that causes ambient air pollution.
From the snacks you pack for a hike to how you carry water and even what clothes you wear, avoiding plastic might seem impossible. However, there are ways to reduce the amount of plastic you use while still enjoying nature. Here are a few tips on how to go green on your next outdoor adventure:
Green Camping Tips
Going green all starts with the campsite you choose. Websites such as Eco-Friendly Tourist, The Greener Camping Club, and Green Traveller provide a list of eco-friendly campsites around the UK. These campsites often use green initiatives such as solar heated showers to try and make sure that they’re not having a negative impact on the environment.
There are also a number of environmentally-friendly camping products to choose when you’re packing for the great outdoors such as Bonnie Bio’s Home Compostable Multi Purpose Bags and compostable cling wrap.
Bonnie Bio’s Compostable Cling Wrap
Bonnie Bio’s compostable cling wrap is the ideal solution for sealing and securing food once you’re out in the wilderness. Gone are the days of throwing away metres and metres of plastic cling wrap after a weekend in the wild. Our certified compostable and biodegradable cling wrap is the perfect sustainable solution for nature lovers. When it breaks down, the cling wrap decomposes, creating carbon dioxide, biomass, and water – all of which present no danger to the environment.
Green Dog Walking Tips
Did you know your puppy’s poop is actually an environmental hazard? Although it can be tempting to leave it in the grass, your doggy’s doo is filled with bacteria and pollutants that are detrimental to soil and water quality. Rather than leaving it where it is, or using a plastic bag to remove it, consider a compostable alternative like Bonnie Bio’s Doggy Doo Bags.
Bonnie Bio’s Home Compostable Pet Waste Bags
Although plastic bags are an easy and convenient way to clean up after your pooch, they really are one of the worst things for the environment. Did you know that in the UK alone we use more than 1 billion single-use plastic bags each year? The plastic pollution created as a result is staggering which is why Bonnie Bio’s Home Compostable Multi-Purpose Bags are a much-needed alternative.
Lightweight and convenient
These lightweight home compostable Multi-Purpose Bags are ideal for wrapping sandwiches and fresh fruit. They are also a very useful way to dispose of natural waste as they break down when exposed to oxygen, heat, UV light, and microbial activities. When they biodegrade, they create carbon dioxide, biomass, and water, which not only presents no danger to the environment, but no toxins are leached into the environment during the process.
You can also take your commitment to the environment a step further by joining forces with fellow pet owners in your area. Together, you can work with your local government to implement greener animal waste disposal policies. Right now, you may be on your own, but making a difference starts with one person (and one pup) at a time.
Green Hill Climbing Tips
In a bid to clean-up the world’s highest peak, climbers who want to scale Mount Everest are forced to bring back eight kilograms of rubbish. The rule that came into effect back in 2014 is one of several measures created to reduce rubbish from decades of past expeditions.
For local hill climbers looking to play their part, why not pack one of Bonnie Bio’s Home Compostable Pedal Bin Bags? These bags are the perfect size to pick up and carry litter home with you and they’re made from corn starch which means, when they decompose, they present no danger to the environment.
Plastic-Free Picnic Tips
Homemade picnic meals are not only much cheaper, but they’re often healthier and tastier too. Here are a few tips for your next plastic-free picnic:
Use reusable containers or compostable cling wrap to pack your food
Reusable containers are great because they can simply be washed and used again and again. If you are walking to the picnic spot and are looking for something a bit more lightweight, try Bonnie Bio’s compostable cling wrap to keep your picnic meal fresh.
Sip on a non-plastic straw
Single-use plastic straws are very wasteful and contaminate the wonderful natural spaces we seek to celebrate on outdoor adventures. A straw is still a wonderful way to enjoy a refreshing drink at a picnic and, these days, you don’t need to worry about the waste. Bonnie Bio’s compostable straws are made from natural materials and return to natural elements when composted. This is a truly #strawsome development in going green.
Take reusable or compostable cutlery
Consider switching out the convenience of single-use plastic cutlery for reusable cutlery or, if you don’t want to worry about added weight, Bonnie Bio’s certified compostable PLA cutlery will do the trick.
The range from Bonnie Bio includes forks, spoons, and knives and make the perfect picnic cutlery for your outdoor adventure.
Why Bonnie Bio is different
When our products break down, they break down consistently with other natural materials. At Bonnie Bio, we’re proud to say that our bio-based internationally certified compostable and biodegradable plastic alternatives have been manufactured to comply with international standards.
To shop our range of certified compostable and biodegradable products, visit Bonnie Bio UK today.