In our last blog post, we wanted to share an excerpt from our complete guide to eco travel and expand on the point of over tourism... Well, in this blog post, we actually wanted to slim things down a bit and create an awesome, super simple eco travel guide for beginners! So, here's our essential eco friendly packing list and ten quick eco travel tips to help get you started on your journey to making travel more sustainable!
Our Essential Eco-Friendly Items To Always Pack When Travelling!
"Be The Change" reusable cotton tote bag
Reusable water bottle & coffee cup
Food containers / lunch boxes
Bamboo cutlery set
Solid soap & shampoo bars
All natural deodorant
All natural, reef safe suncream (a must for snorkelling)
Plastic free toothpaste, floss & mouthwash
Bamboo safety razor
Reusable make-up remover pads
10 Quick Eco Travel Tips!
Be a minimalist when packing & avoid adding unnecessary weight to your bag!
Limit the amount you fly and, when you do, fly direct and offset your carbon footprint!
Walk, cycle or opt for public transportation!
Conserve water, save electricity and be conscious of your air con use!
Look for accredited eco-friendly accommodation through the likes of GreenGlobe.com!
Go for quality, not quantity with your tours, research them beforehand and stay away from 'hands on' wildlife experiences!
Vote with your money when travelling, shop local and support best practises!
Plan your travels in the shoulder or off-season months and seek out the hidden gems instead of the bucket list hot spots to combat over tourism!
Eat less meat to reduce your carbon footprint, protect the wellbeing of animals and avoid animal products linked to endangered species!
Refuse single use plastics and carry reusable alternatives with you!
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