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Sustainable camping: Naturally good for you and nature

Sustainable camping: Naturally good for you and nature

The importance of sustainable camping

Camping is a great way to get away from it all and enjoy nature. Unfortunately, if we are not aware of how we can make our camping trip sustainable, it can also have a negative impact on the environment. Sustainable camping is therefore not only good for us, but also for nature.


Tips for sustainable camping

Buy Local

When you shop locally on your camping trip, you support the local economy while reducing carbon emissions from transporting food. Find out about the surrounding markets and shops in advance and make sure to buy regional and seasonal products if possible. Here you can find more information about local markets in Austria: Markets, weekly markets and farmers' markets in Austria



Leave no Waste

The golden rule of camping is: "Don't leave trash behind." Be sure to bring trash bags with you and collect your trash. Dispose of it in the designated places. When you are out in nature, you can also take small garbage bags with you so that you can collect any garbage directly.


Nature Conservation Comes First, Respect Nature

Another important aspect of sustainable camping is respecting and protecting nature. Set up your tent in designated areas and be careful not to disturb or damage any plants or animals. If you are camping near water sources, you should also be careful not to put soap or other cleaning products in the water.

Where can you go with a camper and where not?

If you're traveling in a motorhome, you should make sure that you don't just camp in the wild. There are special campsites where you can stay overnight. Find out in advance where you can and cannot park your motorhome. Also pay attention to the rules on nature conservation so that you don't risk any fines. There are now also apps that help you find the right parking space. You can find popular apps here:


Campercontact provides a comprehensive list of pitches in Europe, including details such as prices, facilities and reviews


Pitchup offers a list of campsites and parking spaces in Europe, North America and Australia. The app allows users to filter by amenities such as electricity, sanitation and WiFi


Park4night offers a comprehensive list of pitches for motorhomes, caravans and tents in Europe. The app allows users to add their own photos and reviews to pitches.

Wild Camping

If you are interested in wild camping, we have a blog article about wild camping that describes in more detail where you can and cannot park your camper. Please stop by for more information.


Sustainable Camping Products

There are many products on the market specifically designed for sustainable camping. From solar-powered chargers to reusable water bottles, there's a wide range of sustainable products to make your camping trip more eco-friendly. When looking for sustainable products, you should make sure that they are durable and made from environmentally friendly materials. Here are some examples of sustainable camping products:

Rechargeable Batteries:

Rechargeable Batteries are a sustainable alternative to conventional disposable batteries. They are more durable and can be used multiple times before needing to be thrown away.

Biodegradable soap:


If you want to shower while camping, you should use biodegradable soap. These soaps are more environmentally friendly than traditional soaps because they are quickly and completely biodegradable.

Drinking bottles:


If you have to keep buying new plastic bottles on your camping trip, you are creating unnecessary waste. A reusable drinking bottle is therefore a sustainable and practical alternative.


Campers and Sustainability

As a camper, you should also think about the issue of sustainability. If you own a caravan or motorhome, you should make sure it is environmentally friendly. Here are some tips on how you can make your motorhome more sustainable:

Drive economically: Drive with foresight and avoid sudden braking and acceleration. This allows you to reduce fuel consumption and protect the environment.

Use eco-friendly cleaning products: Use eco-friendly cleaning products when cleaning your RV. These are less harmful to the environment and still just as effective.

Avoid unnecessary power consumption: Avoid using electricity unnecessarily. For example, turn off all electrical devices when you leave the RV.



Sustainable camping is not only good for nature, but also for us. By paying attention to environmentally friendly products, avoiding waste and respecting nature, we can do our part to protect the environment. It is important that we realize that our camping activities also have an impact on the environment and that we should take responsibility. By doing our part to protect the environment and using sustainable products and practices, we can enjoy our camping trip even more while protecting nature.


Start your next sustainable camping trip with the PIA camper of your choice: 


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