006: Top Tip Thursday Sustainable Travelling


This week we had the privilege to talk to Sal Lavallo, that have travelled to every single country before the age of 27 and I thought it well to provide you today with some tips to travel more sustainable.

When going on holiday, it is very important to be prepared and to pack accordingly that you would not be in a situation where you are left with no choice but to use single-use items. The average person on a flight creates around 1kg of waste, with a full plane that certainly adds up.

Episode Highlights

01:17 Reusable water bottle.

01:34 Most airports have water fountains, you might just have to ask around to find the closest one to you.

02:18 Reusable Bag

02:19 I would also have a reusable bag in my handbag or backpack.

02:45 Reusable coffee cup

03:00 This will allow me to enjoy a good cappuccino without using a single-use plastic during the journey.

03:29 Cutlery

03:41 The cutlery set has helped me a lot of times to be able to refuse any single-use cutlery during the journey.

03:49 Beeswax wrap or a reusable container.

03:58 I would use this for takeout food and leftovers while travelling. I use them to store the food that I would consume during the journey as well.

04:24 Reusable Straws

04:31 I do enjoy a good Pina Colada when on holiday but do not enjoy the single-use plastic straw that it so often comes with it.

04:49 Headset

04:52 As I often travel, I have invested in a good headset. This allows me to use my headset every single time I travel and avoid to have to open a headset in a single-use plastic bag.

0: My final tip for today is to do what you can and feel comfortable with to start with. Living a more sustainable life is a journey and not a race.

Key Take Away

“As I often travel, I have invested in a good headset. This allows me to use my headset every single time I travel and avoid to have to open a headset in a single-use plastic bag”

A good headset has not only helped me to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that I use during a flight but it is also a lot more comfortable to use. I purchased a small adaptor that allows me to plug in my headset. It is only recently that I invested in a headset that has noise cancellation as well. I can not even begin to tell you how much I enjoy using it. I normally catch a lot of red eyes and require to sleep on the flight with times. I have been able to switch it on, while listening to some music and sleep through people snoring, babies crying and food services. You will soon find that there are more and more items that you can switch out for reusable items that do not require packaging every single time you use it.

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