A Guide to Zero-Waste Traveling
By: Valeria Ramos
Crowded airports, disgruntled TSA employees, and overly salted pretzels. These are just a few of the adventures commercial flights entail, and whether you’re a frequent flyer or not, we can all pretty much agree that convenience and comfort are our main priorities when traveling. However, convenience no longer means having to sacrifice sustainability. Here are our best tips for traveling with zero waste:
Bring your own snacks
Don’t fall victim to overpriced airport snacks and fast-food queues. Instead, come prepared with an empty bottle you can refill post-TSA and a recyclable or reusable food container. Bonus points for choosing healthy snacks that don’t come in wrappers!
Up your toothbrush game
1 billion toothbrushes are thrown away each year in the U.S and plastic can take thousands of years to degrade. The sustainable alternative for this is a biodegradable bamboo brush!
Make your own towelettes
Whether you’re prone to spilling food or just want to wipe down your tray table, moist towelettes come in handy. If you want to go the extra mile and impress you seat-mate, make your own travel wipes and store them in a jar or tin for convenient access!