Ditching plastic straws, eating less meat…we all know the obvious ways to tread more kindly on the planet. But if you love travel as much as me and the rest of #Teamcoco do then it is worth considering these three tried and tested products to make your travelling life more sustainable.
An ION8 Travel Mug
Whether travelling to Alaska or Mauritius, this insulated stainless steel travel mug has been a godsend for me. It genuinely keeps the temperature the same for hours, whether you want to keep your hot chocolate hot when trudging through the snow or your lemonade fresh and ice-y on a city tour in summer. It’s nice to carry with a textured grip and carry hook and, perhaps most importantly, it is 100% leak-proof (it honestly is, I carried it round upside down in my bag for hours) making it oh-so-easy to say no to those take-away cups!
For more information, visit leakproof.co.uk.
A Lush Shampoo Bar
I was so sick of carrying leaking plastic bottles of shampoo and conditioner that I gave a solid shampoo bar a go and haven’t looked back since. You just pop them in a tin and they last for at least a month, taking up basically no space in luggage and never leaking. My favourites are the tropical-smelling Jungle flavour and the Seanik, made from Irish moss gel, Japanese nori seaweed and fine sea salt. Seriously leaves you so fresh, so clean and so sustainable (apparently one lorry full of solid shampoo bars holds roughly the same number of washes as fifteen lorries filled with liquid shampoo)!
For more information, visit uk.lush.com.
A Hamamingo Turkish towel
Conventional towels are bulky to pack and microfibre towels are bad for the environment. Welcome in the Turkish towel – also called a Peshtemal, Hammam or Fouta towel. These are just as absorbent as normal towels but they take up barely any room and dry magic-fast. These ones from Hamamingo are 100% Turkish cotton and come in a handy travel bag.They also come in a gorgeous array of colours so make the perfect beach towel, sarong or picnic mat if you want to go multi-use.
For more information, visit hamamingo.com. Cover photo: @hamamingo.