The great outdoors has so much to offer for anyone who loves adventure, activity, and even relaxation. Each year, thousands of people visit national parks and other public lands to go fishing, trekking, camping, and mountain climbing. They take their boats or canoes out on the lake or go off-highway with their quad bikes and ATVs. And some people pick a quiet spot under the shade of a tree to relax and read a book.
Without the collective efforts of all public land visitors to ensure nature stays beautiful and preserved, we would ultimately lose the luxury of accessing the wilderness.
When people are irresponsible and carelessly throw their garbage or dump their human waste in public lands and waters, they put public health and wildlife at risk. If visitors continue to disregard proper disposal of their feces blatantly, governments may have no choice but to close national parks until they no longer pose a risk to public health and safety.
Fortunately, more and more outdoor lovers continue to do their part by supporting environmental initiatives such as the Leave No Trace (LNT) movement. For many years, the Bureau of Land Management has supported the LNT, the outdoor ethics program that educates the public on how to act when visiting public lands such as national parks and lakes.
Why LNT and Bureau of Land Management Supports Waste Bags
A critical Leave No Trace principle outdoor enthusiasts follow is the concept of “pack it in, pack it out.” By packing out your pee and poop with a waste bag, you make as little impact to the environment as possible. Waste Bags utilize ‘Waste Alleviation and Gelling’ technology to make sure your pee and poop remains odorless and can be thrown away in any trash can.
Rather than go behind a tree or risk peeing or pooping near a water source, all park visitors should use Waste Bags to pack out their wastes. They’re sanitary, portable, and easy to use. Most importantly, they’re key to ensuring the great outdoors stay safe enough to welcome all nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Restop RS1 is designed for pee while the Restop RS2 model is for both pee and poop. The RS1’s super absorbent polymers and enzymes can absorb a full 20 ounces of pee, making it ideal for long treks, overnight kayaking, or camping trips. With its wide opening and semi-rigid rim, it’s easy to use for both men and women.
The RS2 safely contains and neutralizes both liquid and solid human waste thanks to a patented gas-impervious “bag within a bag” design.
Both the RS1 and RS2 contain polymers and enzymes that change the composition of your pee and poop, turning it into a gel. The waste bags contain and encapsulate the wastes while the enzymes work to accelerate the breakdown of both urine and poop, eliminating odor in the process. For added hygiene, all RS1 and RS2 waste bags come with ample toilet paper and antimicrobial wipes that you can throw in the bag when you’re done.
Once you have finished peeing or pooping, cinch the inner bag closed and seal the outer bag shut. Because all Restop waste bags are puncture-resistant, you can even roll the used bags up and safely store it in your camping bag or backpack without fear of spillage. Most national parks have waste bins at the entrance and exit; because Restop Waste Bags are non-toxic and landfill-safe, you can throw them away in any regular trash can.