Ecosopher, summer has arrived, restrictions due to Covid have been reduced, it's time to start planning your next trips!
Because travel is a favorite habit here at ecosophy and because we try to travel as ecofriendly as we can, we have collected and shared with you our suggestions with the items you need to put in your suitcase!
1. Bottle / Thermos
Disposable plastic water bottles are not only expensive (especially if you buy them one day), but they are also a scourge on the planet.
According to the non-profit organization Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans each year, constantly increasing the estimated 150 million metric tons already in the marine environment!
2. Reusable coffee mug
Whether you drink coffee, juice or ice tea, your reused cup will help you maintain the temperature of your drink for many hours!
Not only will you enjoy it in peace, but you will also have reduced plastic waste and saved money.
3. Reusable straws
Do you like to drink your coffee / juice with a straw, but are you worried about the environmental impact of these annoying plastics? You can get straws from other types of materials such as bamboo and stainless steel.
4. Bamboo cutlery
Say no to disposable plastic cutlery using a set of reusable bamboo or even coconut. It is easy to carry and clean and you can always have it in your bag.
5. Reusable bags
Plastic bags are one of the most common problems. Many countries ban their use or have imposed high taxes but each year it is estimated that 500 billion. plastic bags worldwide! About a million per minute!
Always have a reusable bag with you, you can carry shopping in the most ecofriendly and elegant way.
6. Solid shampoos / soaps
There are so many things we wonder why we have been using the liquid form for so many years. Solid soaps & shampoos fit in hand luggage, take up very little space, you are not afraid that they will empty, they last three times longer and most importantly, they are absolutely zero waste and plastic free!
7. Natural sunscreen
Made with materials that do not affect the flora and fauna of the sea and in fully recyclable packaging, they make diving in the sea eco friendly!
8. Period items
The new season is environmentally friendly and without waste! You can choose the one that suits you and replace the sanitary napkins and tampons with a reusable cup or reusable sanitary napkins.
9. Toothbrush and bamboo toothbrush case
Bamboo toothbrushes are just as effective as plastic ones, only when it is time to throw them away, they will be made quickly by the environment, unlike plastics that will continue to pollute the planet for a disproportionately longer period of use!
10. Reusable make-up remover discs
Leave the make-up remover wipes behind and choose their reusable form. It is better for both your skin and the environment.
11. Natural deodorants
It's crazy how many of the products in our description are in plastic packaging. Typical deodorants and antiperspirants also have the added disadvantage of containing toxic chemicals. Some of them even have aluminum that clogs the pores of the skin and prevents us from sweating (sweating is actually very important for our health).
Choose a natural deodorant that describes your skin and does not burden the environment with plastics and chemicals.
Ecosopher, which of these will you put in your suitcase?
Is there something that we have forgotten ??
Anyway, we wish you a wonderful, carefree summer. And do not forget that you do not have to make all the changes at once, start with the ones that seem easier and fit your daily routine and needs! And the slightest change counts!