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  • Writer's pictureKatie Ugland

Eco-friendly Products for Traveling

In today’s world, many people are shifting to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Being conscious of the environment can be incorporated into your everyday life, as well as travel. Use this list of eco-friendly products for traveling to practice sustainability anywhere you go!

Reusable Water Bottle

With a reusable water bottle, you’ll be able to avoid purchasing single-use plastic bottles everywhere you go. If you need to be able to filter your water while traveling, check out grayl’s purification bottles. I also highly suggest hydro flask, if you’re looking for a great reusable water bottle to have.

Reusable Bags

Reusable bags are easy to fold up and carry in your purse while you travel. This gives you the ability to say no to single-use plastic bags when buying groceries, shopping at local markets, or purchasing souvenirs.

Bamboo Toothbrush

Plastic toothbrushes take around 1,000 years to breakdown, so it’s best to avoid using them altogether. Opt for bamboo toothbrushes, which are compostable and biodegradable. In addition, the price of the bamboo alternative is comparable to a plastic toothbrush.

Toothpaste Tablets

To replace the plastic toothpaste tube in your routine, substitute it with zero waste toothpaste tablets. For convenience, Bite toothpaste tablets work great, but if you’re into DIY, check out this 3-ingredient toothpaste recipe from Trash is for Tossers!

Mouthwash Tablets

Mouthwash tablets are a great choice, not only to avoid the plastic bottle conventional mouthwash comes in but to steer clear of the harmful ingredients found in it as well. A bonus? Mouthwash tablets are great for air travel because you don’t have to worry about exceeding the allocated amount of liquids in a carry-on. When you’re ready to use them, just add water!

Metal Soap Bar Containers

By choosing to use a soap bar, rather than shower gel or facewash packaged in plastic, you’ll be helping the planet. Metal soap bar containers are great for storing a variety of products while traveling. This will also help you stay away from plastic Ziploc bags for storage.

Reusable Silverware Set

These come in a pouch, making it super convenient to carry around with you. By having these, there’ll be less single-use plastic utensils reaching the landfills.

Metal Straw

Much like a reusable silverware set, a metal straw is suitable for travel. There is a variety to choose from to fit your needs, such as ones that fold up into compact containers, making it super simple to carry with you.

Reusable Coffee Cup

If you’re a major coffee drinker like me, you know how quickly the cups add up. This is a bunch of unnecessary waste ending up in landfills. Pack a reusable coffee cup for your trip to reduce waste. There's even such thing as collapsible coffee cups, making it easy to take with you!

Biodegradable Dental Floss

Not only is conventional dental floss made of plastic, but the container it comes in is plastic as well. Biodegradable dental floss is much better for the planet and comes in a tiny glass bottle.

Metal Razor

Stainless steel razors are completely recyclable at the end of their use. Avoid purchasing disposable razors, when you can buy a metal one and keep it for years.

Reusable Travel Toiletry Bottles

My trick is taking leftover hotel toiletry bottles and refilling them with products I prefer. If you don’t have any, by investing in reusable toiletry bottles, rather than purchasing travel-sized toiletries each time you travel, you’ll not only save the earth but also money.

Wrapping it Up

Doing your part by using these items will make a huge impact on the environment. You’ll be seeing all the incredible things this world has, all while taking care of it! Your actions will give others the idea to change their behaviors, resulting in more people doing their part to save the planet!

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