While traveling, sometimes you face some issues of using too much plastic because you need to buy more stuff or sometime you can’t use alternatives because you are too hungry and thirsty, and you are not in your home country where you know every corner. There are some eco-friendly products which help you to be more ecological while traveling. I hope you will find something which will personally change your everyday life. I know that some ideas can sound cheezy or already known, but take it as a reminder to actually make an action. If you need some inspiration for your next trip, check my travel section.
My favorite product which made a huge impact in my life and I am happy that I tried it – menstrual cup. It’s hard to compare it with pads or tampons because it’s way way better and different. Firstly, it is light to carry and it doesn’t take too much space. I can remember at least two times when I had to buy tampons at the store while traveling and I didn’t have so much space to put all of them in the bag. Also, I always had some allergic reaction from the pads plastic and with the menstrual cup, I don’t have this problem anymore. It is way cheaper because you can use it for two years! can you count how much you spend on tampons or pads in those 2 years? And the most important and obvious it is more ecological to use the same eco-friendly menstrual cup every month than buying products which you use only one time. I know that some woman is a bit scared that it is not ecological, but if you take good care of your menstrual cup then it is no use to worry. Check it on Amazon
Eco-friendly Reusable bag
This one is a bit obvious, but hey maybe I am just reminding the things which you already know, but not using. Invest one time in a pretty reusable bag which you personally like and you will never forget to take it with yourself. Check it on Amazon
So many shampoos came in those huge plastic bottles which sometimes you can’t even recycle. There is an alternative for that. Have you tried shampoo bars? It’s like soap for your hair, you wash your hair and put it in a reusable box. Check it on Amazon
Another obvious one but hey it is also a great tip to save some money, for example in some places in Europe you can easily pour water into your bottle in parks or other popular places. Check it on Amazon
How many times you bought yogurt and forgot a teaspoon? Yes, you can also bring your own eco-friendly knife, fork, spoon or chopsticks to for example picnic parties or office, or camping and stop using unnecessary plastic. It doesn’t take too much space in your bag. Check it on Amazon
You can ask in any coffee place to make coffee in your own mug, so why you are still using those one-time-use cups and plastic mugs? At least please stop using plastic lids you really can survive without it. Check it on Amazon
It is so easy to change your toothbrush from plastic one to bamboo one. I believe that you will not even see a huge difference in your daily life. Check it on Amazon
That’s all for today and my last advice: always ask where your clothes came from and if you are not supporting companies which hire children, abuse woman and pay less than people are worth it. Choose better quality clothing which will last longer and remember that your money has power, if you pay for companies who do damage to the world then you give them a stimulus to move forward and destroy more.