Environmental Benefits of Staycations
For many people, going on holiday usually involves gathering your family and friends, hopping on a plane and relaxing on sunny beach. However, in recent years, more people are choosing to go on ‘staycations’ rather than international holidays, with 1/3 of British travellers expecting to holiday in the UK this summer. As well as being a cheaper option, staycations also have a number of environmental benefits. Here are some of the advantages of holidaying closer to home.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
It’s common knowledge that planes aren’t the most fuel efficient way to travel, research proves flying accounts for up to 75% of the world’s tourism-related greenhouse gas emissions! Choosing a staycation means that you won’t need to travel by plane as your chosen destination will be accessible by car,l significantly reducing the environmental impact. Depending on the location, you may also have the option to leave the car behind and travel by train or bus; further reducing your carbon footprint and adding an extra level of relaxation to your holiday.
Less Waste, More Recycling
When abroad, some people fail to grasp local waste habits, which can result in more waste being produced and less recycling taking place. This may be due to not having their usual recycling bins to hand or feeling as though they don’t have to worry about the waste, especially if the destination doesn’t encourage recycling. However, on staycations, it’s easier to maintain your eco-friendly habits while also having a great time!
Love Your Home
Finally, while enjoying a staycation can reduce your carbon footprint, it will also help you to develop a greater appreciation for the place you call home. In order to want to care for and protect the local environment, it is vital that you take the time to become better acquainted with the area. Staycations will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to explore your home town and discover things which you never knew were there, as well as highlighting the importance of protecting the environment.
At Regen Waste, we believe it is important that everyone plays their part in protecting the environment and reducing their carbon footprint. So next time you’re planning a getaway, why not consider exploring somewhere a little closer to home.
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