8 Sustainable Packing Tips for Summer
Here are our top packing tips to not only benefit the planet but also ensures that we travel lighter and more efficiently.
- Choose the Right Luggage: Opt for durable and lightweight luggage made from sustainable materials like recycled plastics or natural fibres. This helps reduce the overall weight of your baggage and ensures your travel gear lasts longer, reducing waste.
- Pack Versatile Clothing: Instead of packing multiple outfits for every occasion, go for versatile clothing items that can be mixed and matched. Plan your outfits before you pack so you know exactly what you're wearing when.
- Bring Reusable Water Bottles: Carry a reusable water bottle and refill it at water fountains or ask cafes and restaurants to refill it for you. This small step significantly reduces plastic waste.
- Eco-friendly Toiletries: Instead of travel-size toiletries, transfer your regular products into reusable containers. These containers are easily available online, and at pharmacies, and can be reused trip after trip.
- Digitalize Travel Documents: Instead of printing out your travel itinerary and tickets, save them on your smartphone or tablet, reducing paper waste.
- Reusable Shopping Bags: Bring a foldable reusable shopping bag to carry souvenirs and other items you purchase during your trip.
- Mindful Snacking: If you enjoy snacking while traveling, pack some reusable containers with nuts, fruits, or other snacks to avoid buying packaged items. This is especially important if traveling with little children who are somehow always hungry!
- Eco-conscious Souvenirs: When purchasing souvenirs, opt for locally made, sustainable, and eco-friendly products. This supports local artisans and reduces the demand for mass-produced, low-quality items that may end up in landfills.
By following these smart and sustainable packing tips, you can enjoy your summer vacation guilt-free, knowing that you're making a positive impact on the environment.