Zero Waste Travel Essentials / by kelsey knoche

I am sharing my favorite items that I always carry with me to reduce single-use plastics. Traveling and being on the go makes zero waste goals hard, but these products have helped me out a lot! They are all lightweight, don't take up much space, and can easily fit into a purse or backpack! After a year or so of trying to be more responsible with single-use items, I am finally happy with my travel kit! I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear what products you use to reduce waste! 

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Bamboo Utensil Set

This was the very first thing I bought and I always have this with me! I love this set because it comes with a straw, a cleaning brush, and a nice carrying case so it stays clean! I use this anytime I eat out to replace a plastic straw or plastic utensils. 

Collapsible Tupperware

This is my newest item in my travel set. I used to carry mason jars and glass Tupperware, but I found them to be bulky and heavy. These take up zero space and are really easy to carry. They are a perfect replacement to plastic plates and single-use boxes. I use these anytime I eat out and have left overs or at a hot food bar. I suggest writing the tear weight on the bottom so you don't get charged for extra weight at food bars!

12 oz Insulated Coffee/Tea Mug

I love this thing. It keeps my drinks hot or cold all day and I can throw it in my bag and it won't spill. Some places will give you a discount for bringing your own bottle!

Cloth Bag

I normally carry a few of these with me. These come in handy when I need to replace a plastic bag or to carry bulk food items.

Collapsible 20 oz Water Bottle

I have a few water bottles but this one is my favorite for on the go needs. The collapsible feature is great for saving space.