20: A little less plastic on your holiday

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Summer is here and the thoughts of many are turning to holidays. As the planet warms up (and the evidence for global warming is just mounting and mounting) thoughts might also be turning to our environment and what we can do to protect it – hopefully. Don’t let it spoil your holiday. Incorporate a little thought for the environment into your holiday instead. I’m talking about your travel toiletries!

This year, instead of buying those little plastic travel versions of the stuff you normally use (shampoo, shower gel, etc.), which you’ll probably leave behind at the hotel / b&b / campsite / friend’s house anyway, make a decision to replace as much as possible with non-plastic alternatives.

  • A bar of soap (as cheap or luxurious as you like) instead of liquid soap and shower gel. Wrap it in a face flannel and you won’t even need a plastic soap dish. You can cut slices off as needed so one bar will easily do a whole family.
  • Some bar deodorant instead of plastic bottles and sprays. Again, you can slice off as much as you need. It lasts longer than liquid deodorant too.
  • Bar shampoo and conditioner, same as above.
  • A bamboo toothbrush – which weighs about half that of a plastic one! And some powder toothpaste, of course.

All of the replacement toiletries above are non-liquid, so it means that nobody will take them off you at the airport. This is a great way to save money, as so many holiday resorts will charge you ridiculous prices for shampoo, deodorant, shower gel and all the rest.

Happy holidays!



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