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Caravanners are keen to be green

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A NEW study has highlighted the environmental credentials of campers and caravanners.

Those who embark on such holidays are not only keen to limit their carbon emissions by avoiding flying but they are also keen to protect the environment when they arrive at their destination.

Almost half also benefit the local economy too by buying local produce when they get there.

The findings come from a study carried out by outdoor specialists Barrons, who surveyed a cross section of almost 500 people.

The results show that recycling is not just restricted to the home as more than three-quarters of respondents indicate that they also recycle while on holiday, using facilities provided by many modern campsites.

A total of 83% said they would consider using solar power for their vehicle.

A spokeswoman said: “All these climate change factors are having a direct impact upon the way we live our lives and ultimately how and where we holiday. Compared to the likes of jet planes, ship cruises and high maintenance hotels, camping and caravanning is holidaying in its most natural and ethical form – with minimised damage to the environment.

“Getting back to the great outdoors encourages families to walk, cycle and enjoy all that’s on offer within the surrounding communities. It is fantastic to see so many people adopting the green lifestyle and applying it to so many areas of their lives.”

Barrons says that an estimated 12 million Britons fly to Spain ever year and with each person emitting 0.26 tonnes of Co2 it is clear to see why an increasing number of people are choosing to holiday at home.

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