Five tips for green travelling
Whilst most countries are happy to show off their culture and welcome travellers with open arms, they’re also aware of the rubbish that’s often left behind. To help you keep your footprint to a minimum we’ve put together five simple tips to help you stay ‘green’ when travelling.
Whilst most countries are happy to show off their culture and welcome travellers with open arms, they’re also aware of the rubbish that’s often left behind.
To help you keep your footprint to a minimum we’ve put together five simple tips to help you stay ‘green’ when travelling.
Refuse single use
While you’re on the road plastic products are going to feature heavily in your day to day life. Water bottles, plastic bags, food containers – you’ll find yourself buying them often. But they aren’t good for the environment.
Purchase a reusable water bottle and bag to eliminate the need for plastic products. Not only will it help you cut waste, but you’ll save money too.
Keep hold of your map
Every time you enter a new city you’re going to pick up the brochure maps on offer. That’s fine, they’re very handy. Just make sure you don’t keep losing them or ripping them. Keep it in good condition and you’ll create less waste. And when you’re leaving you can either pass it onto your hostel to hand out, or keep it as a souvenir.
Use public transport
It can be tempting to get a taxi rather than make sense of the jumbled tube maps and bus routes. But it isn’t great for the environment. So jump on a train. Not only will you get chance to explore more of the city, but it’ll save you money too.
Or, go one better and rent a bike!
Eat local foods
Food miles are a huge issue around the globe. Eating locally grown food is better wherever you are. Plus, eating locally means you’re trying foods that perhaps you may have otherwise avoided.
Treat your hostel like a home
You wouldn’t leave the aircon on, the lights on, and the heating on when you leave home, so why do it at your hostel? Make sure you switch everything off when you’re done and reduce your carbon footprint!
These are just five simple ways you can travel ‘green’. Let us know if you have any other hot tips!