How can you minimise your impact on the environment?

Custom Design Campervans

Sustainable campervan travel is incredibly rewarding and huge on our agenda to promote at Custom Design Campervans. By following a few simple practices, you can minimise your environmental impact after you drive your custom van out from our HQ! Here are a few ideas on how:

Choose an Eco-Friendly Campervan

Start your journey with a campervan that supports sustainability:

  • Fuel efficiency: Opt for a van with good fuel economy to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Solar power: Consider a van or devices that are equipped with solar panels to power your trip.
  • Size matters: Choose a van that meets your needs without excessive space; this will reduce fuel consumption.

Plan a Green Route

Careful planning can help you travel more sustainably:

  • Shorter distances: Limit your travel distance to reduce fuel use.
  • Eco-friendly campsites: Stay at campsites that prioritise sustainability practices, such as recycling and renewable energy.
  • Public transport: Use local public transportation where possible when exploring your destination.

Pack Sustainably

What you pack can significantly impact your environmental footprint:

  • Reusable items: Bring reusable water bottles, coffee cups, and shopping bags to reduce waste.
  • Eco-friendly products: Use biodegradable soaps, shampoos, and cleaning supplies.
  • Minimalist packing: Pack only what you need to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency.

Reduce Waste

Manage waste properly to support sustainable travel:

  • Recycle: Separate and recycle your waste whenever possible. Many campsites have recycling facilities.
  • Compost: If possible, compost organic waste to reduce landfill contributions.
  • Avoid single-use plastics: Choose products with minimal packaging and avoid single-use plastics.

Respect Nature

Protect natural environments by following these guidelines:

  • Leave no trace: Clean up all your waste, including food scraps and litter, and leave your campsite as you found it.
  • Stick to paths: Stay on designated trails to avoid damaging vegetation and disturbing wildlife.
  • Wildlife: Keep a safe distance from animals and do not feed them.

Support Local and Sustainable Businesses

Contribute to local businesses and economies by:

  • Shopping locally: Buy from local farmers markets and stores to support the community.
  • Sustainable products: Choose eco-friendly and locally made products.
  • Eco-tourism activities: Participate in activities that prioritise conservation and respect for nature.

Sustainable campervan travel is about making mindful choices that benefit the environment and local communities. Together, we can make a difference, one journey at a time.