Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you need to take a break from recycling! There are plenty of ways to keep up on your healthy recycling habits while on vacation. Whether you’re taking a road trip, a summer holiday, a camping trip, or hotel stay, there are ways the entire family can get involved to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Check out our tips for recycling while on vacation!
Recycling Tips for Road Trips
Going on a road trip? Bring a small box or bag to collect recyclables like plastic and cardboard in your car. While many families use a trash bag for disposables, it’s a great idea to have two receptacles: one for trash and one for recyclables, so you can recycle while on the go.
Recycling on your Beach Trip
Headed to the beach for a nice vacation? The beach is a popular destination whether you are headed to the coastal Carolinas, Bahamas, or other tropical destination! There are plenty of ways to keep your beach clean. If you are visiting the beach, do not throw bottles or trash into the ocean, as it can make it tough for marine animals to survive. Get the family involved in cleaning up the beach by carrying a bag and picking up trash.
Bring a Reusable Bag
If you are planning on shopping, whether it is for souvenirs or at a local farmer’s market, bring a reusable canvas bag with you. This way, if you get the urge to buy something, you avoid extra packaging and plastic bags. Small canvas bags won’t take up much space in your suitcase and can make a huge difference in reducing your plastic consumption.
Choose a Green Accommodation
When researching hotels and accommodations, be sure to research your hotel’s green initiatives. Many hotel chains are trying to go green in one way or another. Ask your hotel how you can participate. They may have a recycling bin you can keep in your room during your stay, or they may ask you to reuse towels and sheets to cut back on energy usage.
When traveling, it can seem convenient to stock up on tiny shampoos and conditioners. Instead of buying these mini-sized products, buy a reusable bottle you can fill up with your favorite products over and over again! This is an easy way to reduce your plastic consumption.
Skip the Rental Car
Before you book your trip, do a little research about the area you’re visiting and find a hotel within walking distance to all the activities you have planned. Walking is greener than having to rely on a rental car to get around town. Plus, it’s cheaper!
Go Green with AmeriSouth Recycling in Metro Atlanta
With these tips, you can master the art of having a fun, relaxing vacation while going green! If you are looking for ways to go green and reduce your environmental footprint, get in touch with the experts at AmeriSouth Recycling. We can help you develop a recycling plan for work or home. Contact us using our online contact form.