Here are five more ways to become a more responsible and sustainable traveller.
If you missed out on our first five tips, read them here.
1. Fly less
Aviation accounts for 2% of the world’s human induced carbon emissions worldwide. Trains, buses and cars can also take you where you want to go
If you do end up flying, don’t hesitate to take public transportation or even walk when you reach your destination.
Assuming that it is safe to walk, it allows you to be fully immersed in the sounds and smells of the area and encourages interaction with the local people.
If camping is for you, this is a great way to get in touch with nature and a low waste holiday.
2. If you must fly, take a direct flight
3. Book the ECO itinerary when booking flights on Skyscanner
4. Bring and use your reusables
Bring your water bottle and fill it up after you pass security – Double check whether the tap water is potable.
When you are on the plane, kindly as the flight attendant whether s/he can pour the equivalent amount of water that fills a plastic cup into your reusable bottle.
Pack snacks with you for the flight and refuse the food on board.
5. Bring your own toiletries
Many hotels provide guests with small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash etc., along with other toiletries. These are usually made out of plastic!
Bring your own. – We bring our own bar soap and shampoos go into a my tin and refill my tiny bottle (received as a small, free sample from a cosmetic brand) with makeup remover.