When you consider the carbon footprint of a typical UK family holiday in a Motorhome against that of a trip to Spain, it’s easy to see why a Motorhome holiday becomes attractive for minimising the impact your holiday may have on the environment. A return flight to Spain for a family of 5 will generate around 1.3 tonnes of CO2 emissions compared to 0.3 tonnes for a 1000 mile round trip in one of our Motorhomes. (figures from climatecare.org CO2 calculator)
At Open Road Scotland all our vehicles are equipped with Euro IV compliant diesel engines to maximise fuel efficiency and minimise emissions. These meet all the latest EC regulations on energy efficiency and fuel emissions. In our vehicles we also supply eco-friendly cleaning products where possible and we encourage our customers to recycle all food and drinks packaging and bottles where possible. Many campsites also now offer recycling services which makes it easier for holiday makers to do their bit for the environment while on holiday.
Enjoying a Responsible Motorhome Holiday
There are no hard and fast rules to follow on your Motorhome holiday but a few general things to bear in mind should be pointed out.
- If you choose not to stay in campsites with the Motorhome then take some sensible safety precautions to avoid any risk of accidents. Always park away from main roads or busy thoroughfares where you might cause any obstruction to traffic or pedestrians.
- Never empty your chemical waste anywhere other than at a designated area. All campsites have facilities for the emptying of your cassette toilet.
- Remove all your waste and litter from where you have stopped and dispose of in appropriate refuse or recycling facilities.
- BBQ’s / fires should only be lit at properly designated areas and should be fully extinguished when finished.
- If you have a dog with you then keep it under control at all times and remove any toilet matter from areas where it may cause concern to people.
On the document from below link you can access the Scottish Outdoor Access code which details the do’s and dont’s when enjoying the outdoors in Scotland.