3 June 2019

5 Ways to Plastic Free Travel

Dayana Brooke | Founder & Editor


It's now easier than ever to travel and be free of plastic items, with a few simple must-haves. This guide will help you to replace single-use items with reusable plastic free ones. Aim to replace at least one, if not all of them and you'll be sure to have a plastic-free trip every time.

1. Reusable water bottle


Reusable water bottles come in many shapes, sizes and functions. For traveling, we recommend stainless steel bottles, which are highly durable and can withstand knocks and being dropped without breaking. When traveling to countries where safe clean drinking water is a concern, we recommend using one with a water bottle with an inbuilt filter that will clean 99.9% of bacteria. Read our handy guide to learn more about filtered water bottles.

2. Reusable containers

Carry your own reusable food container, to avoid using single-use disposable ones. These come in different shapes and sizes for hot or cold meals, sandwich pouches or even collapsable ones. Carry one in your backpack for meals on the go or easy to pack snacks for your flight or long journey.

3. Reusable straw and cutlery

Always be prepared to eat on the go with your own reusable cutlery, chopsticks and straws and never be caught out with plastic. Remember to always say 'no plastic straw' please, when ordering a drink or meals. 

4. Reusable bag

Keep a foldable bag in your backpack at all times. That way you'll always be ready to pull out your own bag and avoid single-use bags at home and while travelling.

5. Headphones, scarf, eye mask and socks

When flying (or long travel distances in general) carry your own headphones, scarf, eye mask and loose warm socks. These items will always guarantee you never have to open a plastic bag or amenities kit while flying. Invest in good quality noise-canceling headphones which also help block out the sounds. A scarf will keep you warm or even cover your mouth and nose, an eye mask to get some snooze and socks to keep your toes warm.


You can easily travel plastic-free with just a few simple must-haves. Try them today and you'll always be ready to say no to plastic.

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