The beauty of travelling in a campervan is that you’ll have a kitchen. Even if it’s a small space, prepping most of your meals on the road will help reduce the need for stopping at service stations where a lot of the food uses unnecessary packaging. It’s also easier on the purse strings! When buying ingredients, plan to make a couple of meals with them so you don’t end up wasting what you have, and if you have a small fridge, consider items that don’t need to be refrigerated, such as oats for breakfast, root vegetables and pasta. Everyone knows there are certain foods that spoil quite quickly (avocados anyone?) so save them for another time.
Opt for local ingredients that are in season too and look up one-pot recipes that you can make on a single stove. Reducing your waste will go a long way in making your trip greener and save you money too.
Another trick is to pack your own snacks. Everyone gets peckish on a long road trip, so taking along some tupperware full of snacks will eliminate the need to stop off at shops along the way and avoid potentially wasteful purchases.
And for those nights when you do want to head out for dinner? Choose a local establishment and avoid large chain restaurants, especially any with a buffet. According to research, all-you-can-eat buffets are one of the most wasteful aspects of a holiday; they encourage people to take more than they consume and for health and safety reasons, what's not eaten is usually tossed.