Tips to make camping as zero-waste as possible

Tips to make camping as zero-waste as possible

Do you want to learn how to go camping without unnecessary wastes? You should remember the first rule: everything that you bring with yourself, you should carry back, without leaving anything.

Also, there are several useful tips which will help you simplify the whole task. It is very simple to follow them, and you will see how easy zero-waste camping can become.  Moreover, these tips can become your habits in everyday life.

Angela Anderson has practiced zero-waste lifestyle for about 2 years, and she recommends following her example to all people who love nature and want to save it. Plastic takes away the lives of many living beings daily, so a zero-waste way of life is gaining increasing popularity among people around the world, and among Canadians in particular.


Water can become a challenge number one for all campers. It is recommended to bring a large container with water, that can be easily taken back at home and used the next time. To minimize grocery wastes, most foods should be bought on the market without additional packaging. Put foods into containers and you will not throw them away after camping.

Many people like eating fast foods. This is also not a problem, these foods can be cooked at home, so you will not bring unnecessary wastes with yourselves. You can use cotton wrappers instead of the usual plastic.


Take reusable cutlery, which you will return home and continue using them, instead of using a single-rake plastic cutlery. Many people prefer disposable plastic appliances to throw them out after camping, but thus you can not save the nature.

Use your home cups, glasses and plates. This will also save you from buying plastic staff at the nearest shop.If you regularly go camping, make a special set of dishes which you will take with you every time.


Leave No Trace Canada has a great rule for garbage- pack it in, pack it out. Also, you need to separate garbage to make it easier to recycle in the future.


It is good to use disinfectants for face, body, and hands in disposable containers.If to talk about washing dishes, it is better to give preference to those means that are biodegradable. Leave No Trace Canada recommends to wash the dishes at a distance of at least 70 meters from any water source and to scatter soapy water.