5 Ways Eco-Friendly Fire Pits are Sustainable

By Carrie Walco-Bowman

Wondering how to have an eco-friendly bonfire night on Earth Day, Earth Month (April), or any day of the year, in any season? It’s simple, use an outdoor City Bonfires Earth-friendly mini fire pit! Here are five ways our outdoor tabletop fire bowls are sustainable versus traditional wood-burning bonfires.

Efficient Fuel Consumption

City Bonfires portable fire pits are designed to maximize fuel efficiency. They require ZERO WOOD to produce intense flames that can get up to 18 inches high, providing heat similar to a small traditional bonfire. This means that no wood is needed to be gathered and burned, which helps preserve trees, local forests, and wildlife habitats.

Safe Bonfires That Leave No Trace

Instead of wood, City Bonfires use non-toxic, renewable soy wax and eco-friendly, all natural biodegradable briquettes to fuel its tiny campfires. These earth-friendly materials do not emit harmful embers, smoke, or ashes, like a wood fire. The fuel is also 100% consumable. So, when you’re done, you can easily wipe out the 100% recyclable steel tins and recycle them, leaving no trace behind.

Low Carbon Emissions

Compared to wood-burning campfires, City Bonfires portable fire pits produce fewer carbon emissions. This is because they do not burn wood at all, meaning less smoke and pollutants are released into the air. This makes them a more environmentally friendly campfire option for those who want to enjoy a fire without harming the environment.

“Since wood actually stores carbon absorbed from the atmosphere, when it's burned, the process releases much of the carbon emissions back into the air.”

Carbon Footprint of Wood Burning Stoves: The Real Answer (With Graphics), by 8billiontrees.com

Reusable and Durable

Our portable tabletop bonfires are made to last, meaning they can be reused many times and have a shelf life of thirty years when stored properly. This reduces waste and saves resources over time because you can use, reuse, or recycle everything that goes into making a City Bonfire – recyclable steel tins, recycled soy wax, and biodegradable, plant-based briquettes.

Safe and Controllable

City Bonfires are equipped with easy-to-read safety warnings/instructions and a lid that will completely extinguish the fire once it is put back on. This makes them a safer option than traditional bonfires, which can pose a fire hazard if not managed properly, where embers can fly around or remain on the ground, causing uncontrollable forest fires.


We’ve designed our mini portable bonfires to be eco-friendly, safe, and portable so that they can be used in a variety of settings, including camping trips, backyard barbecues, and beach bonfires. This means that they can be used to create a cozy atmosphere and provide heat for cooking or warmth in many different environments. They can also be easily moved and stored when not in use, making them a convenient and practical option for bonfires and the environment, on Earth Day and every day of the year.


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