Who doesn’t love traveling? New foods, cultures, sights and sounds. Traveling can push your comfort zone as you explore the unexplored. Maybe not quite to Magellan levels, but you get the point.
But traveling also comes with baggage… 🧳👜
I don’t mean suitcases and backpacks here. I’m talking about trash.
Going in with the best intentions (of keeping our waste to a minimum), we also have those early-flight-with-no-plan-for-breakfast-so-get-a-packaged-sandwich-at-the-airport meals. Reducing waste while traveling is hard.
Rather than letting our less-than-perfect zero waste attempt steal the joy out of our trip, we try to give ourselves some grace. We enjoy our trip and do the best we can to make lower waste choices while moving from A to B.
But there are a couple items that make it easier! We’ve come across a few important low waste traveling tools to help us avoid the extra waste wherever we go. Here are our 5 essential items for low waste traveling.
5 essential items for low waste traveling
A mason jar also works great for beverages and can double as a container for leftovers or breakfast! If you plan to fill the mason jar with a hot liquid, simply wrap your napkin around it so you don’t burn yourself.
No more plastic bottles or paper tissues for us. These 5 travel essentials have helped us reduce our waste time and time again.
Do you have other ways to reduce waste while traveling? Let me know by commenting below. I’m always looking for new ways to think outside the box.