If you’re looking for ways to reduce your waste while traveling, packing the right toiletry products can help. Here’s how to make a zero-waste toiletry kit.
Step 1: Start with a Reusable Bag
Stasher’s reusable plastic, zipper baggies are a useful alternative to Ziploc baggies. The thicker material is not only sturdier but it’s made from silicone. These bags can be used for everything, from storing makeup to packing a wet bathing suit. The bags are also dishwasher safe, so you can clean in between uses.
If you’re looking for something that is made of cloth, check out United by Blue’s toiletry bags. For every product purchased, one pound of trash is removed. The Westward Dopp Kit’s lining is also made from 100 percent recycled polyester ripstop.
Step 2: Invest in the Right Products and Packaging
Luckily natural and eco-friendly beauty products are on-trend right now. Here are a few of my favorite beauty essentials that are both travel-friendly and eco-conscious in their ingredients and packaging.
Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
Makeup Stain Stick
Feminine Care Products
Step 3: Eliminate Plastics
Go even a step further and outright replace certain products that are traditionally made with plastic.
For more options, see The Best Bar Soaps That Are Perfect for Travel.
More from SmarterTravel:
- The 15 Best Sustainable Clothing Brands for Travelers
- 60 Green Travel Resources Every Traveler Should Know
- 5 Unique Travel Fabrics That Are Soft, Breathable, and Ethically Sourced
Women’s Sustainable Jumpsuit Outfit
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