The Hot List: Greener ways to enjoy a sustainable staycation
11th August 2021

Your staycation might be earning eco points thanks to the lack of air miles, but there are other green choices you can make to limit your impact.

You can make your home into an eco-friendly retreat with recycled fabrics, natural fibres and even a fully biodegradable BBQ in a log.

Need a treat to truly make the getaway experience?

Zero-waste vodka and a tree-loving chocolate bar could be just what you need.

The Blue Stripe Set

Channel a five-star hotel mood with this Scandi-style blue-and-white striped bedding (pictured above) made from 100% organic and Fairtrade cotton.

Buy it for £95 for a double from Dip & Doze.

Recycled Wool Waterproof Picnic Blanket

Banish soggy bottoms with this soft yet tough picnic blanket, made from recycled wool and mixed fibres saved from landfill, with a waterproof backing. Our key day-tripper piece of summer kit.

Buy it for £70 from The Tartan Blanket Co.

Beanbag Chair

This eco-friendly beanbag chair — made from 140 recycled plastic bottles and filled with compostable corn starch beads — is our go-to for the ultimate chill spot.

Buy it for £165 from Maemara.

Summer Bar Bundle

Hot List is all set for a sweet summer staycation with a stash of mouthwatering chocolate bars in flavours including Rose & Pistachio White Chocolate.

Plastic-free, made using no palm oil — and one tree is planted for every bar sold.

Buy it for £13.50, or £4.50 each from Love Cocoa.

Jute Natural Beanbag

Everything’s done and it’s time to relax. This chic beanbag made from jute, a natural, fast-growing fibre, is perfect for putting your feet up and enjoying a staycation at home.

Buy it for £59 from Dunelm.

Discarded Grape Skin Chardonnay Vodka

Lift your spirits by enjoying a V&T with friends, sipping zero-waste vodka made from discarded grape skins, stems and seeds — all in 100% recyclable packaging.

Buy it for £29.25 from The Whisky Exchange.

Small Green Beldi Tumbler

We’re saying cheers to a summer with friends by celebrating with a tipple or two in these ethically made, recycled glass tumblers. A real glass act.

Buy it for £4 each from Heavenly Homes and Gardens.

Quick Dry Towel — Palm Beach by Shoresyde

Be on your staycation A-game with this quick-dry towel created from up to 13 plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in landfill. Lightweight and compact with a bold, two-sided print.

Buy it for £19.99 from Suusco.

Eco Grill Outdoor BBQ Cooking Log

Ditch cheap, disposable barbecues for this single-use grill which is made from a birch log — so totally biodegradable — and will give you around two-and-a-half hours of cooking time.

Prices start at £9.99 from 2tech.

Fare Boxes

These boxes are filled with the best of British produce and £1 from every sale goes to the Fare Fund, supporting the British food chain.

Prices start at £35 from Fare

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