Every year, Earth Day reminds us how important it is to give back to the natural settings that make the RV lifestyle so enjoyable. These simple environmentally-friendly RV tips can help make your travels less harmful on Mother Earth, so future generations can enjoy the great outdoors as much as we do.
Make Recycling a Habit
Recycling can seem difficult in the compact space of your RV, but it’s important to make room for this simple way of going green. Dedicate one of your RV’s storage spaces to your recycling bins and be sure to separate the plastic, cardboard, cans and paper into their own containers. Minimize the amount of space your recyclables use by breaking down your cardboard boxes and smashing aluminum cans.
Reduce Your Waste
Living on the road probably means you've gotten used to using disposable plates and plastic utensils at the campsite. Invest in a small set of reusable dishes and silverware, and eliminate the amount of waste you create in disposable items. Cleaning up may not be as easy, but you’ll be amazed how few times you end up taking out the trash.
Buy an Eco-Friendly Tow Car
RV travelers often tow a vehicle behind their motorhome to get around more efficiently when they reach their destination. Decrease your fuel use by choosing a vehicle that gets more miles per gallon on the roads. The fuel-efficient Smart vehicles are 95-percent recyclable and they get a whopping 40 miles per gallon, so you can go easy on the environment and your wallet.
Buying local is a fun and delicious way to help the environment and give back to the communities you visit. Shop at farmer’s markets to find natural and organic eats that aren't grown using harmful chemicals.
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