7 MUST-HAVE sustainable travel essentials for your next trip

7 MUST-HAVE sustainable travel essentials for your next trip

With travel back on the cards for many of us it’s time to get back to exploring this wonderful world of ours. Most of us love to visit new places, whether it is for the food, art, culture or simply a change of scenery to recharge our batteries. Leaving sorting your essentials out until the last minute is likely going to end up with you frantically searching for a replacement while on your trip. Instead, take a look at our list of sustainable essentials that you simply can’t be without this year – all things that have great purpose, are planet friendly and look great too.

1. Reusable water bottle 

Staying hydrated is so important when you are travelling. Don’t compromise on style or sustainability and grab yourself an Ohelo bottle. Ethically made with sustainable materials our 500ml bottles are the perfect travel companion. If you are flying, take them through airport security empty and then fill them up at one of many refill stations. You can even ask the air hosts to refill you when you are in the air.

Ohelo insulated reusable water bottle in yellow bee design

2. Sunglasses

Got to keep those eyes protected from the sun’s rays. For sunnies that protect the planet as well as your eyes be sure to check out Bird – they have a great range made from sustainable materials, are a carbon neutral company and have a great recycling scheme should your sunnies come to the end of their life.

Sustainable sunglasses modelled by a woman

3. Bag

Wherever you are headed on your travels a good bag is bound to come in handy. Whether it is somewhere to put all those local gifts for family back home to a safe place to stash all your essentials as you hit the beach. This fair trade jute bag from Turtle bags is perfect for sandy escapes.

Sustainable jute bag from turtle bags

4. Sunscreen

Sustainable sunscreens are becoming easier to find. We always like to find one with full spectrum protection. Chemicals present in standard sunscreens can cause damage to underwater ecosystems and so looking for a reef safe sunscreen that will protect the fish and corals you are going snorkelling with is the planet friendly way to go.

5. Hat

Going somewhere that is guaranteed sunshine? Or perhaps you are headed to a chillier destination? Either way a good hat is always a handy travel essential to pack in your bags. Tentree have a great collection all made from sustainable materials that help reduce microplastics pollution. We love their festival hat – planet friendly and perfect for days filled with music, friends and sunshine.

Tentree festival hat on woman in the great outdoors

6. Hand sanitiser

We all know how the global pandemic has unfolded in the last 2 years. Taking a hand sanitiser can help protect you by keeping your hands germ free. We love the ones from Purdy and Figg as they have amazing glass dispensers and do great refill bottles as well. Perfect for spritzing your hands whenever needed and scented with 100% natural oils.

Purdy and Figg Sustainable refillable hand sanitizer

7. Reusable cup

For city escapes where you want to take advantage of the local coffee scene then a reusable cup is a must. Grab that caffeine fix to-go in a more planet friendly way. Our Ohelo tumblers are 100% leakproof so you can pop them in your bag and enjoy that caffeine fix when you reach your destination. No need to compromise on style either with our laser etched designs that won’t fade or peel with time.

Ohelo 100% leakproof pink blossom coffee cup

What are you waiting for? Grab those sustainable essentials and get out there - adventures await!

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