Reusable products are a must have for an eco-friendly traveler. There is no doubt travel has an impact on the environment, but there are many ways to make your trip more eco friendly. A great place to start is by being careful with your use of single use plastics. These are plastics that are only used once and then discarded. Consider these five reusable products in your travels.
- Reusable straws – Reusable straws have become the way to go. They can be made of stainless steel, bamboo, silicone, and even glass and come in convenient travel cases.
- Reusable Utensils – In the late 1500’s if you owned a fork, you were well off and would have carried your own with you to dinner. As people become more aware of the impact of single use plastic on the environment, bringing your own utensils is coming back in style.
- Cloth shopping or tote bags – Cloth bags are sturdier and can be loaded heavier than traditional shopping bags. They can also be used for more than carrying groceries.
- Washable containers or reusable snack bags – Both of these options are top rack dishwasher safe making them super convenient. Reusable snack bags take up very little room and there are many collapsible container options if you are worried about space.
Reusable Travel Mugs – Travel mugs will keep cold liquids cold longer and hot liquids hot longer. They come in any many materials and your favorite designs.