5. Less buying, more quality
Shopping for an upcoming holiday can be one of the most fun parts of travel prep. But when buying items, try not to skimp out on quality in favour of something more affordable. Avoid buying cheap quality plastic products that won’t last long, and try to splurge on higher quality gear that will be with you year after year. This will reduce the amount of waste you accumulate over your lifetime.
- When buying sunglasses, try to avoid cheap plastic sunglasses that will easily break in your bag. These kinds of glasses may be cheap, but they won’t last long, and they won’t do much good in protecting your eyes from UV damage, either.
- If you’re purchasing snorkelling equipment for a beach holiday, consider spending a bit more on high quality items that are made from sustainable materials rather than cheap plastics. Again, these will last you year after year (and maybe even a lifetime), so you won’t have to buy another pair next time you go on vacation. Higher quality gear will be more resilient to natural wear and tear, so it’s better for you as well as the environment.
- If you need headphones or earbuds, try to go for a well known brand and buy a pair that will last you a long time. If you can, also avoid using airplane earbuds that are made from cheap plastic and only last a short while.
You feel good, Earth feels good
So there you go, travelling sustainably doesn’t have to mean missing out on fun! There are plenty of small things you can do to make your snorkelling holidays and tropical getaways easy on mother nature. If we can all travel sustainably, then the planet will keep on letting us enjoy its pristine beauty for centuries to come!