January 28, 2021

The best eco-friendly travel products in the UK

The best eco-friendly travel products in the UK

Flying is looked down upon in Sweden as much as plastic bags are in the UK.

Seriously, if you tell someone you plan on taking a plane for a journey that can definitely be done on the ground, like going from Stockholm to Oslo, you’ll probably experience some flygskam — that’s a now-popular Swedish word that loosely translates to “flight shame.”

Air travel is responsible for about 2.5% of global carbon dioxide emissions and the United Nations expects this to triple by 2050.

Why are carbon dioxide emissions increasing?

Well, if you ask …

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BEST FOR STAYING HYDRATED

pH Hydrate Alkaline Water Bottle

This glass bottle stands out from the rest by not only taking out the bad but also putting in some good.

  • Replaces: Single-use plastic bottles


£37.97 from Amazon

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BEST FOR PACKING LIGHT

American Tourister Eco Wanderer

Built using recycled materials, this is a worthy investment if it’s time to upgrade your luggage.

  • Replaces: Plastic luggage, unfriendly materials


£99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR SNACKING

Hirundo Reusable Snack Bags

These reusable and durable bags will make eco-friendly snacking a whole lot easier.

  • Replaces: Single-use Ziplock bags, disposable snack bags


£14.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR KEEPING CLEAN

Body & Earth Solid Toiletries

Ditch the plastic bottle with this eco-friendly solution.

  • Replaces: Plastic toiletry bottles, travel-size products


£9.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR REFILLING

Gotoob+ Silicone Travel Bottle

If you need to bring travel bottles, go BPA free with this set.

  • Replaces: Disposable travel toiletries


£22.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR OFF-THE-GRID TRAVEL

Scrubba Wash Bag

Think of this as a modern day portable washboard that’ll save water and energy.

  • Replaces: Chemical-laden dry cleaning, washers that require electricity


£42 from Amazon

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BEST FOR STAYING PROTECTED

Sun Bum Reef Friendly Sunscreen

Think twice about your sunscreen and opt for this reef-friendly option that won’t contribute to coral bleaching.

  • Replaces: Sunscreen that damages coral reefs


£25 from Amazon

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BEST FOR BUGS

THEYE Plant-Based Insect Repellent

Keep mosquitos away without negatively impacting other wildlife.

  • Replaces: Bug spray with harmful chemicals


£6.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR PERSONAL CARE

Wild & Stone Organic Bamboo Toothbrushes

You can’t take up precious luggage space with your electric toothbrush, so pack these bamboo ones instead.

  • Replaces: Disposable plastic toothbrushes


£6.99 from Amazon

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