Zero Waste Travel Guide

“Being a zero-waste-traveler is difficult because traveling anywhere generates a carbon footprint.”

Plan your transport

The way you’ll travel will have the biggest impact on the carbon footprint. Try using public transportation in combination with walking, cycling, or long-boarding.

Accommodation

Actively search and ask for accommodations that have green certifications which have been approved by the GSTC - Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Or book Airbnb's so you can recycle.

Make snacks for the trip.

Unplug anything in an outlet.

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BEFORE  YOU LEAVE

Eat all the food in your fridge.

One of the first principles of a zero waste lifestyle is to discourage companies from producing more than is needed or throwing away unnecessary goods.

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BRING THE ESSENTIALS

Things you are probably already packing if you’re trying to live-up to this lifestyle.

A water bottle

A tote bag

A set of bamboo cutlery

A Travel adapter

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SMART PACKAGE CLOTHING

The advantages of only bringing a carry-on: avoiding baggage fees, not having to worry about losing luggage, and being less obstructed by heavy bags while navigating a new place.

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Don't bring specials

Dual-purpose

Refuse plastic

Don't buy souvenirs

Recycle

Bring your own toiletries

Share materials for traveling

Choose eco-friendly activities

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Skip all paper receipts

WHEN YOU FINALLY ARRIVE

Lighter footprint

Let’s not forget that travel is a gift and a privilege. You can show your gratitude in the most responsible way: respecting and preserving local habitats and communities as much as you can.