Have you ever wondered, how can you contribute to the environment while still having fun exploring new places? If you LOVE travelling and your Instagram feed is full of photos of many stunning places, you might want to keep reading coz these few tips are a great start in going waste free! Though they may seem small but hey, it's the effort that counts right? And after all, every small step MATTERS!
#1 Opt for e-tickets
FIRST and foremost, try not to print your tickets but instead, get a pdf version and scan it electronically. This isn’t just a smart practice of going waste free but it also saves you from the risk of losing your tickets! Imagine the mini heart attack you’d get when you notice that you’ve lost your ticket a few minutes before boarding?
#2 Pre-download reading materials
Did you know that although papers are recyclable, the whole recycling process itself has an impact on the environment? So, travel junkies, if reading is your preferred way of surviving hours of long flights, you might want to consider downloading e-books or e-news before starting your journey. It's convenient, it's fast and also,...it means one less thing to carry!
#3 BYO Earphones
Long-haul flights are a bit less miserable when you have Spotify and Netflix to entertain you. But instead of depending on the earphones provided inflight, it’s always better to bring your own (BYO) Why? To avoid re-cleaning and repacking of airline earphones of course!
“ Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. ” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
#4 BYO reusable water bottle & eating utensils
A common practice when trying to be environmentally-friendly: NO PLASTIC! One useful solution is to pack a reusable water bottle and maybe a spoon with you before you go to the airport. No more plastic water bottles, no more straws, no more sea animals died from plastics. We can do this guys!
There you go, super EASY tips to help you reduce waste and be “friendlier” to the environment while also having fun experiencing exciting new places. Remember, every little step counts! Good Luck! And to know more about Zero Waste, don’t forget to watch Hello I have Issues on Astro Hello Channel 110 and On-Demand.