You may be well on your way to mastering a zero waste home, beauty routine and lifestyle… But what happens when you set off to explore the world? Are you polluting someone elses’ corner of the planet?
Without some planning, holidaying in another person’s neighbourhood may mean you are littering their paradise. From plastic water bottles and disposable coffee cups, to reef-damaging sunscreens and ocean polluting micro-plastics. Luckily there are a number of ways you can lessen your impact on the world while exploring… Whether you’re on or off the beaten track.
Read on for our top zero waste travel picks so you can pack for the planet on your next getaway!
Reef Safe SPF
Heading off on a summer holiday? A natural and reef-safe SPF is a must! An estimated 4,000 metric tons of sunscreen washes off swimmers’ bodies annually, and synthetic sunscreen ingredients have been implicated in damaging our coral reefs and aquatic life. Take care of our oceans (and your skin) with reef-safe SPF that is free from Oxybenzone, Para-aminobenzoic Acid and Octocrylene.
Opt for natural sunscreen so you can snorkel over colourful reefs on summer holidays for years to come! Choose from our selection of reef-safe sunscreens.
From makeup wipes and razors, to plastic water bottles and coffee cups, travelling and disposables tend to live on mutual ground. With a little preparation and thought, you can say goodbye to disposables on your next adventure!
Carrying around a S’well reusable drink bottle is an easy way to avoid contributing to the 200 billion plastic bottles used globally each year. Take the Traveller and fill it with smoothies, juices, and perhaps even a chilled wine if you’re that way inclined!
Say no to airline headsets and instead carry a crafty set of Happy Nes Earphones.
Plastic Free Essentials
Rather than relying on toiletries and personal care products from your accommodation, pack your own plastic free essentials! Plastic toothbrushes can easily be substituted for bamboo toothbrushes, while shampoo bottles can be swapped for Beauty Kubes plastic free haircare. Leave those disposable razors in the hotel… Take your Muhle Eco-Friendly Reusable Razor with you as a sustainable alternative.
Natural Fibre Swimwear
Don’t stop your sustainable swimming habits at reef-safe SPF. Swap your polyester swimwear for hemp & organic cotton swimwear. Not only is Natasha Tonic Hemp Swimwear durable, anti-microbial and soft to the touch, it will also prevent polyester microfibres from ending up in the ocean when swimming & washing.