FIND OUT HOW TO MAKE YOUR TRAVELS MORE GREEN, AND WHAT TO ADD TO YOUR PACKING LIST!
Sustainable travel has been a hot topic over the past year. Making your travel plans more sustainable can help protect our Earth. Between focusing on recycling, purchasing only sustainable gear, cleaning up your campsite and making smart choices, you can make a difference and travel more sustainably.
1. LEAVE NO TRACE.
One of the best ways to travel sustainably is to make sure you leave no trace of your presence. Whether you are camping or just heading out for a quick hike, it’s important to make sure that you leave nature better than you found it. Clean up any trash or debris. Take the time to keep the space clean for the next traveler!
2. BUY SMART SOUVENIRS.
One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy less stuff. When traveling, it can be tempting to buy as many souvenirs as possible. However, take a moment to think about the sustainability of your purchases—is it full of artificial materials, will you use it when you return home, etc. Think carefully about what you purchase and try to buy from local merchants, or just take great travel photos to remember the trip!
3. CHOOSE THE BEST GEAR.
If you’re already thinking about sustainable travel, then you should be traveling with sustainable gear. Choose gear that are made of sustainable and recycled materials. Also choose well-made and durable gear that you can use for as long as possible. Shop our sustainable and ultra-durable Eagle Creek products here: https://www.theplanettraveller.com/brand/eagle-creek/
4. PACK SMART.
When packing your gear, use packing cubes to keep clean and dirty separate and save space. These cubes help to cut down on the use of countless plastic bags and ziploc bags. They come in all sizes and are washable.
When thinking about your upcoming travels, make sure that your choices not only make sense for your needs, but the needs of the planet. We wish you a glorious year of sustainable travelling and adventure!
Article adapted from Eagle Creek’s travel blog.