We all know that traveling can have significant negative impacts on the environment and surrounding communities. Here are some products that can help you appreciate nature and cultures around the world, while minimizing your ecological footprint.
1) The Perfect Travel Mug
This compact reusable travel mug is great for coffee, water, or other beverages and can easily fit in your backpack, purse, or other luggage.
Use this travel cup for your morning coffee at the hotel or drinks at your favourite hole-in-the wall restaurant, instead of using disposable single-use cups (usually made of styrofoam, which is terrible for the environment!).
$18.99 CAD (free shipping & taxes included)
2) Bamboo Travel Cutlery Set
This set comes with everything you need when you're dining away from home. It includes cutlery for all cuisines as well as a handy bamboo straw.
$24.99 CAD (free shipping & taxes included)
3) Bamboo tooth brush
Bamboo toothbrushes are biodegradable, whereas toothbrushes with plastic handles can take hundreds of years to breakdown. Plastic toothbrushes are just as harmful as plastic straws, even though they don't receive a lot of attention in the news!
These bamboo toothbrushes can be hard to find in your local store, so we'd recommend you pick up a couple if you're planning a long trip away from home.
$9.99 CAD ((free shipping & taxes included)
$34.99 CAD (free shipping & taxes included)
4) Reusable Bags (check out our selection for more designs)
Most travelers forget to pack extra bags to bring to the local market or bazaar, while they are shopping. Use these light-weight reusable bags instead of accepting single-use plastic bags from markets or shops!
These reusable bags are available in various designs and can be folded into a compact pocket for you to fit into your backpack or purse.
$14.99 CAD (free shipping & taxes included)
5) Natural Shampoo Bar
Enjoy this handmade (and plastic-free!) shampoo bar. These bars are made with organic ingredients and contain no chemicals or preservatives. These bars will enrich and cleanse your hair, while repairing damaged ends.
We recommend you bring a shampoo bar with you on your travels, instead of using several 'travel-sized' shampoo bottles that will end up in the landfill.
These shampoo bars are available in Jasmine, Lavender, Ginger, Cinnamon, Mint, and Fleeceflower Root.
$16.99 CAD (free shipping & taxes included)
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