24 Dec
How to have a green getaway

How to have a green getaway

It’s the time of the year to take a well-deserved break, and because of that it’s a popular time to travel. If you do have some time off, we’ve got some tips to keep in mind when planning your holiday.

There’s no reason why your getaway can’t be relaxing, affordable, and good for the environment too!

Switch on your eco-settings

Many modern appliances have a holiday mode or sustainable settings to reduce your usage. Make sure that nothing is left running during your time away.

It’s also a good idea to get a friend to check in every once in a while and make sure everything is running smoothly.

Grab gear at a bargain cost

At the BRS we have almost everything you would need on a holiday, including:

  • Suitcases and luggage
  • Sports equipment
  • Camping gear

It’s the best way to simultaneously keep your getaway under budget and care for the environment.

Explore nature

Sometimes the best way to relax after a long year is to immerse yourself in nature. Why not go for a picnic at a national park, a swim at the beach, or a short camping trip?

These trips are often more affordable, easier to plan, and have a smaller environmental impact. Here’s a list of beautiful local areas to explore.

Go local

You don’t need to go far to get a true holiday experience.

WA is big and offers everything from beaches and snorkeling to gourmet food and wine tours. There’s plenty to choose from – you just need to decide where to go.

Here’s some great starter ideas in the Perth and surrounding areas.

Leave only your footprints behind

Being on holiday isn’t a reason to be wasteful or disrespectful to the environment. If you’re out and about or camping in a reserve remember to leave no rubbish behind. Try to avoid using one-use-only packaging and go reusable instead.

Small changes like these will ensure that our environment remains in good condition for someone else to enjoy.

Don’t forget that the Balcatta Recycling Shop remains open everyday except Christmas and New Years Day. Give us a call at (08) 9445 6591 or drop by today.