During our last trip to Thailand, we were sometimes sad to see a lot of waste of all kinds pollute beautiful landscapes. It obviously led me to think about my mode of consumption and the impact it can have on the planet.
At home, it is rather simple to have a way of life respectful of nature … but on a journey one quickly loses its bearings. So here are some simple tips for preserving Mother Nature on a trip.
WE STOP PLASTIC BOTTLES
I do not know about you, but we travel a lot of water. In Thailand, we used 2/3 bottles of water a day to both of us … when I think about it I’m a little ashamed. Today, I take my reusable bottle with me so as not to buy a bottle of water.
Obviously, in countries where water is not drinkable tap, it can quickly be a problem. For that I have two solutions:
-You can buy a big bottle of water (these are huge bottles of several liters) to recharge your bottle. It will always be less plastic
-If there are gourds with a filter that make almost any drinking water. For my part, I have not jumped yet, but many recommend the LifeStraw Go
WE SLIP A REUSABLE BAG IN HIS SUITCASE
I always find myself with a surprising number of plastic bags returning from travel, between those of the supermarket where we bought some treats, those small stands where we bought the souvenirs, plus those when we bought food to go … In short, so much useless plastic that can be avoided with one or two reusable cloth shopping bags. The advantage is that it takes up very little space in your travel bag. Imagine the impact if all the tourists did that …
WE COLLECT GARBAGE ON ITS WAY
Why not pick up some rubbish on your way and put it in the trash? Many people I talk to tell me, “Well … I will not pick up shit from others … let alone vacation.” I understand this reasoning, but it is a question of choice, if picking a straw on the ground can save a turtle, personally I do not care who threw it … to meditate …