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10 Eco-Friendly Items for a New Year of Travel

2022 is so close we can almost taste it. If you’re looking to prep for a new year of travel, whether you are going on a business trip, tropical vacation, or just a long weekend getaway – here are some eco-friendly items to bring along for the ride. 

 

The Pakt One 

 

The Pakt One

To start, you need a durable, roomy, luggage option that can fit all of your travel essentials. The Pakt One is the perfect combination of a suitcase and duffle bag, to fit both your clothing and electronics. Traveling by plane? This bag is carry-on approved to keep all your belongings close by. This bag features a padded laptop sleeve, TSA pocket, and a zip-around design for all-around easy access. On top of that, it has both a padded shoulder strap and contoured handles for easier travel. 

Eco-friendly benefits: Climate Neutral certified, 100% animal friendly, 100% plastic-free packaging, and a lifetime guarantee.

 

Bite Toothbrush

 

Bamboo Toothbrush

A necessity on the travel checklist is, of course, your toothbrush. The Bite Bamboo Brush is a great choice as its compact design includes natural materials and soft bristles. Like the idea of plastic-free? The toothpaste bites are also travel-friendly and come in a refillable glass bottle to reduce single-use plastic.

Eco-friendly benefits: 100% plant-based renewable materials, compostable, and 100% plastic-free.

 

Scout Contact Lenses

 

Contact Lenses

When it comes to packaging, especially for daily contacts, there's a lot of unnecessary waste. For a more eco-friendly alternative, check out Warby Parker’s wide variety of breathable contact lenses. From popular brands like Acuvue and Biotrue, to the Warby SCOUT lenses, they have options available for any prescription. Their SCOUT contacts are affordable, comfortable, and use only 20% of the traditional packaging. On top of that, when making the SCOUT 90-day contact boxes, they use materials recycled during lens production. Not only does that make them more earth-friendly, but more travel friendly as well. 

Eco-friendly benefits: Carbon neutral, recycled packaging, and conscious manufacturing.

 

Collapsible Travel Straw

According to 4Ocean, using a reusable straw can prevent approximately 547 plastic straws from polluting the ocean each year. Their Collapsible Travel Straw is a great alternative to single-use plastic. It’s compact, easy to clean, and fits right on a keychain so you can take it on the go. 

Eco-friendly benefits: Reducing plastic waste, closed-loop recycling, and removes one pound of trash from the ocean with every purchase.

 

 

Crystal Deodorant

A travel must- consider packing a plastic-free, natural deodorant like the Potassium Crystal Deo Stick. This deodorant is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and compostable. Are you a skeptic of natural deodorant? Healthline has rated this the best natural crystal deodorant on the market. 

Eco-friendly benefits: 100% plastic-free, natural cork packaging is 100% compostable (recyclable paper label), and zero waste.

 

Soma Glass Waterbottle

 

Refillable Water Bottle

Do not cave to single-use plastic water bottles on your next out-of-town trip. Invest in a refillable water bottle to save money and the planet. The SOMA Glass Water Bottle is BPA-free with a natural bamboo lid and silicone handle. The glass makes a great alternative to plastic since it’s recyclable, and if it breaks for any reason SOMA will replace it.

Eco-friendly benefits: Each purchase supports Charity: Water, packaged with post-consumer waste and recyclable materials, and certified B-corp.

 

 

 

Travel Mug

Of course we want to recommend the new Pakt Travel Mug. The mug features a vacuum-insulated, stainless steel cup, leak-proof lid, and double-walled construction, and is the mug to trust on the go. Not to mention it’s dishwasher safe, BPA-free and fits in most cup holders.

Eco-friendly benefits: Climate neutral, 100% animal friendly, 100% plastic-free packaging, and a lifetime guarantee.

 

Gilette Razor

 

Razor 

2 billion— the estimated number of razors and refill blades that get tossed out in the U.S. each year according to The Environmental Protection Agency. So, we need to make a change. Gillette’s Planet Kind razor is made from 60% recycled plastic and comes in recyclable packaging. On top of that, each purchase prevents 10 plastic bottles from getting thrown into our oceans. What better razor to pack, right?

Eco-friendly benefits: Made from recycled materials, and the blades and razors are 100% recyclable through TerraCycle.

 

The Earthling Co Reusable Bamboo Utensil Set

 

Reusable Utensils

No matter how you are traveling, there’s a good chance you need to make a pit stop for food. If you aren’t sitting down at a restaurant, it’s likely that you will find plastic silverware accompanying your meal. Yes I know, more plastic. 40 billion plastic utensils end up in landfills each year. Avoid disposable silverware by bringing your own Reusable Bamboo Utensils. They are a natural, convenient, and waste-free option for your meals on the road.

Eco-friendly benefits: 100% compostable, 100% plastic-free, and pesticide-free.

 

 

Silicone Baggies

Packing snacks for the road? Avoid single-use plastic and pack reusable bags instead. These food-grade platinum silicone bags are non-toxic and are endlessly reusable. They are dishwasher and microwave safe and have a leak-free seal so you can pack them with ease. What’s better? These bags prevent over a billion plastic bags from polluting our landfills and oceans.

Eco-friendly benefits: 100% free of BPA, BPS, lead, latex, and phthalates, and a portion of every purchase goes straight to nonprofits like Surfrider and 5 Gyers.