Zero Waste Travel Essentials
My favorite travel essentials
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Travel has a big impact. But you can at least reduce some of your footprint.
(Click here to read more about sustainable travel: Responsible travel guide)
When you know where you are going, you can check on the local situation when it comes to recycling, etc. Most of the loved holiday destinations are in undeveloped countries and you can be sure in most places they don’t have all the systems you might have at home. Sewage treatment? Most likely no, often it goes straight into the ocean. What you can do? Bring natural soap and shampoo! -Landfills? Mostly not even available at all. Or they might be too close to the ocean or in the middle of a beautiful rainforest. What you can do? Reduce your trash. Pack in what you pack out (leave no trace). You get where I am going.
So by reducing trash (or taking our plastic trash back home again), using natural soap, reef-safe sunscreen, take public transport, book local bed and breakfast instead of resorts. Buy on local markets, avoid animal attractions, use reusables instead of single use. If you stay in private apartments, bring your cotton dish scrub, etc. you can at least lessen the impact of your travel (I wrote a longer blog post about all this already, check it out by clicking here.)
But now I like to show you my favorite travel essentials. From cotton towels, to my reusable bags, natural sandals, etc…
I only recommend products I own or products that are very similar to ones that own. I do also recommend a few products I find really great and are essential if you want to avoid plastic or some products friends of mine can recommend.
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