Easy Swaps You Can Make to Become an Eco-Friendly Traveler

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Wondering how you can become an eco-friendly traveler and reduce your impact on the environment? There are many changes we all can make that require small efforts but can have a huge positive impact on the planet.

Air Travel

Flying is a huge contributor to climate change, and it’s estimated that greenhouse gas emissions from air travel will continue to grow in the future. There are a few things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint, such as avoiding long-haul adventures for a while and traveling by train instead.

Liquid Toiletries

Swap your liquid for solid toiletries such as shampoo and conditioner bars, because they’re easier to fit into hand luggage and reduce unnecessary plastic waste. Also avoid using those toiletry bottles you get in hotel or hostel rooms, as they’re also a huge source of plastic waste.

Sunscreen

We all know that wearing sunscreen is extremely important in order to protect our skin. But did you know that chemicals from sunscreens damage coral reefs and are extremely harmful to marine life? If you want to protect the oceans, make sure to swap these harmful for ocean-friendly sunscreens that don’t contain harmful ingredients such as oxybenzone and octinoxate.