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Eco-Friendly Travel Accessories

by Angelique Platas

Sep 30, 2018

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Whether traveling solo, with friends or the family, there are a few easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint while traveling. Read through this quick list of eco-friendly travel accessories before packing up for your next trip.


Reduce, Reuse, Re-Straw!
With major commercial brands and travel industry names including Starbucks and Disney opting to eliminate plastic and single-use straws, families with young children requiring a straw for their drinks should stock up on a reusable one they can travel with. Insert these reusable ones from Cupture. Choose from fun straws to bring along with you or opt for tumblers to bring along and refill at parks and between flights.


Laundry Bags

For those backpacking, traveling light and requiring clothes to keep fresh between destinations, check out The Scrubba. Simply load the Scrubba bag up with dirty clothing, water and shake. Hang your clothes to dry and presto, clean clothes. The Scrubba reduces water used by traditional machines and saves you money on laundry at the hotel and laundromat, it you have one nearby.


Lush all-natural face masks

Lush all-natural face masks © Julia161 | Dreamstime.com


Keep is Natural

Bring along a TSA-approved shampoo bar and organic lotion for those trips where you’re bound to encounter sun, sand and salt. In addition to saving space in your luggage, Lush brand’s shampoo bars keep your hair clean, luggage light and environment happy. Made with all-natural ingredients, cruelty-free and environmentally conscious, the shampoo bar simply needs a touch of water to activate lather in your hair.


Sun protection is a necessity every day on all trips. Load up on organic SPF skin care with Raw Elements. They are easy on the environment, but tough on UV Rays.


Swap Plastic for Bamboo

Leave the non-biodegradable toothbrushes at home and opt for a bamboo brand instead. This particular brand has charcoal-infused bristles and offers a complete clean for both your family and the environment. Rather than bringing along your toothbrush from home or buying a travel-sized one — all basic, non-battery-operated toothbrushes are sized from travel — choose from the variety of options to replace your plastic ones at home, too.


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