Please note, these are my personal suggestions. I am not receiving any incentives, royalties or other benefits from the companies whose products are listed as examples.
TIP #1: Switch to Bar Shampoo
Benefits: Shampoo bars easily tuck into your luggage, won't leak, are lightweight and are usually wrapped without plastic.
Example: All Natural Rocky Mountain Soap Rosemary bar shampoo
TIP #2: Switch to Bar Soap for the Face and Body
Benefits: Soap bars are light-weight, effective cleansers without the risk of leakage.
Example: My personal favourite is Dr Bronner's Pure-Castile bar soap in Peppermint. The soap is also available in a variety of scents, including Baby Unscented and Tea Tree.
TIP #3: Bring your own water bottle
Benefits: Reduce the need to buy plastic water bottles where potable water is available from the faucet. When you visit a new country, remember to enquire whether the tap water is safe to drink.
Packing tip: Stuff a pair of clean socks inside the bottle to save precious packing space
Example: Klean Kanteen Wide Mouth Stainless Steel Bottle
TIP #4: Bring a reusable shopping bag
Benefits: Reduce using single-use plastic bags while on the road. Even if you are not a big shopper, a carry bag comes in handy to pick up snacks at supermarkets or restock toiletries on longer trips.
Example: MEC Waste-Less Tote Bag 45L, made from salvaged fabric used to make MEC backpacks.
For more ideas, Bookmundi shares their top ten tips for eco-travelling in this article.
You will also find Bookmundi’s favourite earth-friendly destinations--I would add Bhutan, the world’s only nation to achieve carbon-negative status!