8 Eco-Friendly Camping Items
RePEaT Utensil Set
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This utensil set is made with PET plastic harvested from recycled water bottles. It's light yet long lasting, not to mention heat and stain resistant. The wood was finished with natural, food-safe wood oil so you can enjoy your meal knowing you and the environment are both a little safer.
REI Recycled Camp Mug
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If you can't go a day without your morning java fix, be sure to pack this eco-friendly coffee mug, made of recycled BPA-free polypropylene. Whether you're lounging by the tent or heading out for a hike, this mug will help keep your coffee hot until the last sip.
Geraniol Insect-Repelling Wristbands
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Leave your bug spray at home. Instead, slip this on your wrist, ankle or pant loop and encapsulated geraniol, an odorless, plant-based essential oil, protects you from head to toe. The oil keeps you bug-free you for up to 120 hours and, according to Gaiam.com, an eco-friendly retailer, it's 400 percent more effective than a citronella candle.
Seventh Generation Cleaning Products
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Purchase your campsite cleaning products from Seventh Generation. Everything, from trash bags to paper towels, is made from a mix of manufacturer-recycled materials and post-consumer recycled materials. Most of their items are also dye and fragrance free, which eliminates much of the toxic chemicals that go into many cleaning products.
Bubble and Bee Organic Lip Balm
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All the lip balms from Bubble and Bee are made with all organic ingredients that you'll recognize, like organic sunflower oil and organic beeswax. Now you can moisturize your lips without harming the environment or your skin.
Liberty Bottleworks Straight Up Water Bottle
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The straight up water bottle is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum in the United States and all the materials are BPA-free. Choose from a variety of fun colors including sunshine and cranberry or pick one with a map decal to inspire new adventures.
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Made with 100 percent phthalate-free materials, this sleeping pad is perfect for the eco-friendly camper who needs a comfortable place to sleep at night. Despite being lightweight—4 pounds—this mattress is still durable and, with a built-in pump, you can leave your bulky inflating system at home.
Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack
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Not only is this solar backpack perfect for charging important electronics like a GPS system or phone, but it's made with recycled PET (soda bottles). The fabric is waterproof, heat resistant and lightweight, so you can use it on the trail or at the campsite, despite extreme sun or rain.