It started while on the beaches of Greece surrounded by plastic waste. Then we traveled to truly remote destinations like Mozambique and Seychelles; however, the plastic followed us. While the tourists may have remained in Greece the plastic waste followed us.
We are all guilty of littering at some point, even if not intentionally. However, we don’t have to stand by and let the world go to crap, there are measures we can take to become environmentally friendly travelers! Read on for a great list of eco-friendly products to help you go green on your travels. Most of these products are here to help reduce your waste and make simple purchase decisions.
What is the importance of Eco-Friendly products?
We’re destroying the earth and it’s something that can be prevented. We can all take small steps toward reducing our environmental footprint. Even as travelers we use a plethora of eco-friendly products that can make a huge difference. When it comes to taking green initiatives a great place to start is to reduce waste. It is said that by 2050 the amount of plastic in the ocean will outweigh the fish in the ocean – that statistic is shocking. We all need to replace simple items we use in our everyday lives with environmentally friendly products to have a large impact.
Great Eco-Friendly Products
1. Reusable Bamboo Utensil
Starting off this list of eco-friendly products is my favorite reusable bamboo utensils. Plastic utensils are not only terrible for the environment, but they are terrible for you too! Did you know that only 6% of all plastic can be recycled in the US? That’s an awful number, and I feel that if more people knew that, they would cut back on their plastic consumption and strive to become more eco-friendly.
On top of that, most plastic silverware is made with BPA, a chemical that is absolutely terrible for your health (scientists have found links to cancer). The first step towards more sustainable lifestyles and travel is with reusable utensils. That’s why we were so excited when we found the To-Go Ware RePEaT Reusable Bamboo Utensil!
This silverware is heat resistant, small, and lightweight making it the perfect environmentally friendly travel accessory. These eco friendly utensils has saved us during those random times when we desperately need a spoon or fork to eat!