Over the years, we become more environmentally conscious and aware of the consequences of climate change. It is no secret that not only our daily living activities, but also our holiday causes emissions and affects our planet. Although we can’t (yet) reduce the carbon emissions effectively when flying from one to other destination, there are many different ways to be more green and reduce our travel footprints.
Our oceans are choking on garbage, our beaches are covered in trash, millions of animals die from plastic entanglement. What is happening now in the World is the result of a deep-rooted global problem. However, I believe that small actions make a difference.
Today I would like to share with you my 10 best eco-friendly products for travelers that will help you to be more green while traveling. Switch to conscious travel mode and popularize it among your family and friends. It is the great place to start, especially today when sharing a message is so easy and most of the eco-friendly products are easily accessible in the markets and online stores.
1. Shampoo Bar
The best shampoos are always eco-friendly and packaging free! Since, I got my shampoo bar, I can’t imagine traveling with a plastic bottle again. Not only the smell is incredible, but it leaves my hair feeling so fresh. This solid and rich bar is filled with oils to moisture and soften the hair. You can find an ideal shampoo that works for your hair type. Also, one bar is equivalent to 3 bottles of liquid shampoo, so it lasts for months!
2. Solar Power Bank
Solar power bank is another eco-friendly product that I carry with me when camping, hiking and traveling. This smart and innovative device transforms daylight to energy. I am able to charge all my devices during the night and I don’t have to worry about battery life, when being in wildness.
3- Eco friendly water bottle
Nearly one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute worldwide. By 2021, it is expected to increase by 20%.
Want to make a difference, but you don’t know where to start? First step is the most powerful! Invest in your own reusable water bottle!
Traveling with a reusable bottle is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint when you travel. I refill a water bottle at the airport before getting on a plane, which saves me buying a $2 bottle every time. When traveling in countries where tap water is undrinkable, I recommend buying a life-straw filter bottle, which is great for camping and hiking. It kills viruses, bacteria, water borne disease, heavy metals, protozoa and chemicals. Also, it reduces the water’s chlorine and odor.
4. Silicone Refillable Travel Containers
Silicone Refillable Travel Containers are the best containers for storing liquids as body lotion, essential oils, shampoo or hair conditioner. There are super flexible and squeeze easily, but more importantly, 100% BPA free. Switching your plastic travel container to silicone ones is a small step, but how significant to the environment!
5. Drinking Bamboo or Metal Straw
It is not a secret that plastic straws cause damage to the environment. According to statistics, 8,3 plastic straws pollute the beaches in the World. Having your own bamboo or metal straw is not only trendy, but the most importantly, you are doing your part to make a positive change.
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6. Reusable Cutlery
We throw away billions of single use plastic forks, spoons and knives each year. All street food in the World is associated with plastic cutlery. Every single pad thai in Thailand, noodles in Indonesia, fresh fruit platter in Lisbon, etc. We use plastic cutlery when camping, making BBQ, eating on a plane or having a picnic. They are not recycled.
Instead of single-use plastic cutlery, why not use some cool eco-friendly products!? This wooden set contains a bamboo spoon, fork, knife, chopsticks, charcoal bamboo toothbrush and straw.
7. Raw organic Sun Cream
Did you know that most regular sunscreens contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, very harmful ingredients for the marine life?
It is estimated that over 14,000 tons of sunscreen end up in the water, causing irreparable damage to the world’s coral reef. When looking for a non-chemical SPF, keep in mind that zinc and titanium should be only active ingredients in your sunscreen.
Interesting fact is that Hawaii put forward legislation to ban all companies from selling sunscreens that contain oxybenzone or octinoxate. It comes into force in 2021. Hopefully, it will inspire other countries to do the same powerful step!
8. Eco-Friendly toothbrush
Did you know that 99% of brushes are made of polypropylene – the material that never biodegrade? To be honest with you, I wasn’t aware of it. I changed my toothbrush few months ago and I am so happy, I did it! There is no difference in dental hygiene and you can be a part of the wonderful movement.
9- Wooden sun glasses
Not only they are beautiful but they also protect you very well. FORGET ABOUT BLINDING SUN LIGHT GLARE! – Water, snow, while driving or at the beach, our premium build quality wood sunglasses with polarized lenses will help you to see things in the best way! HANDMADE REAL WOOD SUNGLASSES THAT FIT! – Handcrafted from bamboo with a style that looks good on everyone, Cloudfield sunglasses will help you to stand out from the crowd! It is floating.
10. Solar Bluetooth Speaker
Solar Bluetooth Speaker is one of the eco-friendly products that never disappoints. When meeting with friends outdoor, lying on the beach, or sitting at home, this innovative speaker will play your favourite music in the background. It is powered ecologically from the sun and provides great sound quality. When playing the music it is also charging, so you don’t have to worry about a low battery level anymore!
Like & Comment below, which is your favorite eco friendly product?