Green Camping

At home, we recycle. We recycle everything – paper, cardboard, plastic bags, glass, metal, plastic – and are proud of it.

When we started camping, it pained me to haul everything to the trash. So, I started carrying a variety of containers to bring recyclables back home. I’ve tried every type of container (bags, pots, bins), and they were all successful to a point but somewhat clumsy.

On our recent trip to Hampton Beach, I decided to recycle everything I possibly could and see how much it amounted to when we got home. We had one full bag of paper, a tall plastic kitchen bag half full of plastic, and we completely filled our home recycling bin. Wow!

After our return from camping we were shopping at JoAnn’s Fabric Store, and I saw this interesting Flings pop-up Recycling Bin on sale. Could this work for our camping trips? Would it encourage other campers to recycle? I bought it, and we’ll be taking it on our next camping trip to see how it works – I’ll keep you posted.

Sesame Street’s Kermit the Frog a while back would have said, “It’s not easy being green.”  But, Kermit is now encouraging people to recycle and his famous saying has been revised to “It’s easy being green.”

It may not be as easy as just tossing everything into the nearest trash, but being green is worth the effort. Get the kids or grandkids involved in recycling by making it a contest to see how much you can recycle.

Being kind to Mother Earth is a good thing – Kermit the Frog and grandsparentsplus2 say so!

Question for you:  Do you recycle? Routinely or every once in a while?

About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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2 Responses to Green Camping

  1. sweetpea2200 says:

    We have just started recycling.


    • Judy says:

      Welcome! You will be surprised how much you can recycle and how little you put in the regular trash. Once you get in the habit, it’s no big deal – just part of your routine. Thanks for stopping by.


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