Tips and Tricks for Minimizing Waste While You Travel

After a year of travel, we have thought long and hard about how to minimize our waste and here's what we've come up with....

Here's your ultimate list of Zero Waste Essentials to help you decrease the waste your produce while traveling:

UV Water Sterilizer Pen is our hands down, number one Zero Waste Travel Tip to treat water while on the go in countries where the drinking water is unsafe, allowing you to skip the plastic water bottles.  

Reusable coffee mug. Always.

Reusable Water bottle for avoiding all of those plastic water bottles.

Stainless steel to go canister (aka a tiffin) helps you to avoid plastic take-away containers and save some goodies for a late-night snack.

reusable cutlery

Tote bag in case you make any purchases or need to stash some wet towels or bathing suits.

Backpack Tote is great for heading out and about for the day with all of your zero waste essentials and can pack away when not in use.

Reusable cutlery saves using plastic utencils.

Beeswrap works great for packing up your leftovers or covering a bowl.

reusable bamboo straws

Reusable straws, if nothing else, make for a much clearer communication as to why you don't need a plastic straw in your drink.  But really, do you actually ever NEED a straw???!!  Just saying. 

Cloth napkins can work for clean-up or double as placemats for an impromptu picnic.

Eat in to avoid food waste or takeaway containers.

Refuse....all of those plastic water bottles and straws!

Skip the souvenirs, take your memories home instead!

Think about your transportation to decide which route or mode of transport is the most fuel efficient.

A few of our zero waste travel essentials

Plan ahead and pack snacks to avoid those last-minute wrapper-plagued bites.

Bring your own toiletries and refuse to use those provided in little single-use containers.