As a frequent traveler, I’m always looking for ways to travel more sustainably. Sometimes that means swapping a single-use product for a reusable one, packing something that allows me to cut down on my plastic waste, or introducing a new habit into my way of travel. While I’m not perfect, and I still have a long way to go, here are some products and habits that help me travel more eco-friendly.
I use toothpaste tablets instead of regular toothpaste in plastic tubes.
Similarly, I opt for mouthwash tabs that are much lighter to ship than liquid mouthwash.
I skip buying tiny bottles of shampoo in the travel section and fill up reusable bottles instead.
I make sure to pack a reusable tote bag.
I choose to take the train or bus instead of a flying.
I use bamboo cotton rounds instead of disposable ones.
I always travel with a utensil kit.
I offset my carbon emissions when I can.
I pack silicone straws, because I just can’t seem to stay hydrated without them.
I never leave the house without my reusable water bottle.
I don’t buy random souvenirs, and when I do, they have a use!
I bring reusable food storage containers with me.
I try to pack as light as I can.
Bonus entry: Shampoo and conditioner bars
While I know there are plenty more eco-friendly swaps I could make, these are some I’ve already implemented and love! I’m excited to learn more and will continue to adjust how I travel so I can be even more environmentally conscious.
What are some things you’ve done to travel more eco-friendly?