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10 ways to green your camping trip

By: Laura Moss on May 17, 2011, 8:12 a.m.
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Bring reusable dishes

It may be tempting to toss the paper plates and plastic forks into your pack, but it's best to bring reusable silverware, plates and cookingware. There are a variety of greener options available — from lightwight titanium plates to foldable plastic bowls that take up virtually no space — that you'll be able to reuse for all your outdoor escapades.