How to Refuse Plastic Bottles While Traveling
If you google the plastic usage of single use bottles each day, you will find this:
Sadly there are still countries without safe drinking water from tap! So it's not always easy to find drinking water without a bottle in every country. But there are also a lot of solutions out there!
If you have been sitting on a beach, watching plastic bottles getting washed onshore, you know you don't won't to be part of the problem.
But you need to drink, and you need to drink safe drinking water! You can have that, without using a lot of single use plastic bottles each day.
One rule in the plastic free/zero waste lifestyle is: do your research! Don't get stuck in your front yard.
If you can drink from tap in your city it's easy: just refill from every tap. It's cheaper, even in most restaurants it's for free!
But it is sadly not like this everywhere. If you travel, google about water quality about the city your gonna visit.
Ask your hosts if theres drinking water from tap or any refill stations in the hotel before you get there.
Get a filter bottle that makes it possible to drink from any possible fresh water source.
More tips how to avoid Single Use Plastic Bottles in countries without safe tap water:
Check out these Refill Apps/Websites:
There are more and more initiatives coming to make sure people can refill their reusable bottles with drinking water to avoid single use plastic bottles.
Sometimes even my App Maps Me will me show drinking water fountains if you search for drinking water. And if you google Refill Vending machines (to refill your reusable water container) on google maps they will show you if there are any available close to you.
I would like to know if any of you tried one of the Apps before, or would like to try them out now and tell us if they work, where (which city) they work, etc. This could help many other people to save plastic bottles, to help marine life and save non renewable sources. If you know any reliable App let us know in the comments below, thanks a lot!
I will write updates and comments on Apps as soon as I tried them or other people tried them.
So far i´ve seen these Refill Stations Apps (in my iOS App Store) and Websites with refill station maps:
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Hi my name is Jule
I am a nature and ocean lover. A passionate runner and minimalistic traveller. On this blog I share my experiences, thoughts and ideas about the "sustainable lifestyle" and how you can stick to this while traveling.
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