At Runner Bean Tours we believe that there are many ways to visit a new destination and it is everyone’s responsibility to try to make it as sustainable as possible. If you are travelling here, always have in mind a few basic simple rules. Have a positive impact in Barcelona!
Use public transport
When moving around Barcelona or travelling outside the city, walk, cycle or use public transport. In Barcelona, we have a very reliable public transportation service. You and the planet will be thankful.
Support local businesses
When shopping, eating, touring or paying for any other activity while in Barcelona, always try to support the local economy by using only local businesses.
Restaurants that use proximity products, non-chain hotels and shops or companies based in the city are a good starting point.
Keep it low
When in your accommodation or small streets, try to reduce noise pollution. Remember that people live around you and loud noise can distract their daily routine.
Reduce waste and recycle
Why stop recycling while on vacation?
In Barcelona, there are recycling containers every few meters.
- GREEN for glass
- YELLOW for plastic, bricks & metal containers
- BLUE for paper & cardboard
- BROWN for organic compost
- GREY for general waste
When in your accommodation, turn off the lights, don’t use the air-conditioner and heating more than necessary and don’t forget to turn off computers and unplug all charges.
Don’t waste water
Don’t take too long while showering or washing.
Try to keep the same water bottle with you instead of buying a new one each time. Water in Barcelona is safe to drink and there are many fountains around.
Avoid printing unnecessarily
All sites and companies now accept online tickets on your mobile as proof of payment. Remember that unnecessary printing of tickets use paper and ink and this can be easily avoided.