Travelling zero-waste is not extremely more difficult, the thing is: you need to plan ahead and take some stuff with you. I travelled for 9 days around Europe and I should have planned this a little better, so learn from my mistakes!
What did I take with me?
- A reusable coffeecup – I have one from the brand Bodum and I like it very much. It stays hot quite some time. It is not leak-proof, so you need to watch out a bit though.
- A tote bag – I had gotten one for free a few years ago and it still comes in handy. When we bought groceries we did not have to buy a plastic bag as well.
- A Dopper – this is a reusable plastic bottle and I’ve had it for two years now and I always take it with me when I leave the house.
What should I have taken with me as well?
- A breadbag – we often bought some bread to eat for lunch, with nothing on it or I bought for example some hummous as well to dip the bread in. But I had not taken a breadbag with me, so we had to use plastic bags. I did try to reuse them, but I just should have taken a breadbag with me.
- A mason jar from which you can drink.
What could I have done better as well?
- Do more research where you can buy groceries more package free.
- Buy oranges or grapefruits and squeeze the juice in the mason jar instead of buying plastic bottles with fruitjuice.
I have learnt and next time I will do better! I did save a lot of plastic by not buying coffee in take-away cups and by bringing my own groceries bag.
Have you got any suggestions for travelling zero-waste?