Traveling Plastic-Free by Rebecca Mayer

OK, so I admit: traveling plastic-free has turned out not to always be my forte.  In fact, I returned from six months of travel through third-world countries to discover that I was so severely dehydrated that the doctor wanted to immediately hook me up to an i.v.

The choice between consuming potentially toxic local water in India and Cambodia and purchasing countless plastic water bottles was too much for me.  I ended up drinking less and less, torn between a desire for health and plastic guilt.

As it happens, I am not alone.  Plastic-free goddess Beth Terry  experiences plastic travel-guilt as well!  Read her musings about how what started with one Cheeto snuck from one bag turned into an orgy of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos madness!

Here are Beth’s Plastic-Free Travel Tips:

1.  Bring Your Own Reusable Beverage Container — Even on a Plane!

2. Bring Your Own Snacks.

3.  Bring Your Own Utensils.
4.  Refuse the Mini-Bar.
5.  Bring Your Own Personal Care Products.
6.  Reuse Your Ziploc Bag.
7.  Don’t Forget Your Headphones.
8.  Bring Your Own Pillow or Neck Rest.
9.  Collect Recyclables to Bring Home.

Want some more tips?  Check out the following related blog posts:

Please share with Bag It…What are YOUR plastic-free Travel Tips?




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