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Have a low-impact holiday in 2023

Whether travelling to a different area or staying close to home, rentals - from accommodation to activities to keep the kids amused - are a great way to have a low-impact holiday. Staycations are becoming more popular as people look for ways to reduce their environmental footprint while still enjoying a break from their daily routine. Here are a few tips for making this year's holiday as low-impact as possible:

1. Choose accommodation that is energy-efficient and has eco-friendly features, such as solar panels or a rainwater harvesting system. This will help reduce your carbon footprint and lower your environmental impact, whether you're staying in a different city or just a few miles away from home.


2. Look for places that have good public transport links or look on RentMy for bikes near to where you're staying! If you're staying at home, consider using your own bike or walking to explore your local area.


3. Pack lightly and bring your own reusable water bottle, utensils, and shopping bags. This will help reduce waste and lower your environmental impact, regardless of where you're staying.


4. Support local businesses by buying local produce and using locally-sourced products. This will help support the local economy and reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the distance that goods need to travel.


5. Use the recycling facilities provided by the rental and if not available properly dispose of your waste. If you've got a great recycling scheme at home, why not consider bringing your waste home to recycle it properly!


6. Educate yourself about the area you're visiting, even if it's just your own neighbourhood: its culture, customs, and environment. Be respectful of the local wildlife and ecosystems, and avoid activities that may harm them.


7. Rent things to make it a holiday to remember! From paddle boards to pizza ovens, tents to e-bikes, you can still experience new things from the comfort of your own home or further afield!


Use these tips to have a low-impact holiday experience that is both environmentally friendly and enjoyable. Remember that small actions make a big difference and every little bit helps in protecting our planet, regardless of where you're holidaying!

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Stef Bloomfield

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