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The ecological transition of campsites

16 Feb 2022

A new era for greener campsites

Many campsites are integrating a responsible behavior approach in order to reduce their environmental impact. This involves reducing waste, gradually switching to renewable energy and reducing water consumption. In short, we are heading towards the ecological transition of campsites.

At the beginning of November, the SETT trade fair for outdoor hotels took place near Montpellier. On this occasion the department unveiled a new experiment: the “nutri-score” for campsites. The objective is to assign and display a grade from A to E according to the ecological impact of campsites. We find here the same system as for household appliances and their energy consumption for example. For this rating in campsites, energy bills, water bills, purchases of cleaning products, waste generated, etc. are taken into account. Consumers have become more and more sensitive to ecological initiatives in recent years and this new system goes hand in hand with new ways of consuming. Three out of four consumers would be influenced by the environmental label when making a purchase.

Following this initiative, about fifty other campsites in the Occitanie region volunteered to be part of this test in 2022. 

New ecological labels 

There are even new labels that support tourist accommodations such as campsites in their ecological transition. They help them through a diagnosis of the establishment and then an accompaniment for an ecological transition. This is notably the case with the Planet Label. There is also the European Ecolabel which gives a guarantee of quality concerning the environment and the services offered by the accommodation.

But campsites aren’t the only ones adopting new habits to reduce their ecological impact. The golf courses are also part of the game. You can find an article on this subject on our blog.

Many new solutions and approaches can be part of this global transition. Find out how the Batconnect solution can contribute to the ecological transition of campsites.