The art of plastic-free holiday packing
Packing for a holiday can be a truly daunting task. Having to frantically think about trying to balance those essential summer clothes and accessories with an airline baggage allowance is a skill some of us have mastered better than others. But have you ever considered how much in your suitcase contributes to plastic pollution? After all, we all dream of crystal-clear waters and silky white beaches, without a plastic bag floating into view.
Greenpeace estimates that 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year, destroying marine wildlife, so this summer is the perfect time to investigate the eco-friendly holiday essentials to take on your next vacay.
Beauty Kubes’ shampoo bar is a game changer for your daily haircare routine. Not only is this vegan-friendly shampoo completely plastic-free, but it will also leave hair silky smooth and super-shiny, too. There are 27 Kubes in each box, the equivalent of a 250ml bottle, which you simply crumble in the palm of your hand, add a little water to make a paste then work into your hair.
A trustworthy deodorant on a hot summer day is a must-have, but if you worry an all-natural formula won’t do the trick, Kutis’ plastic- free deodorant will change your mind. Made from 100 per cent natural ingredients, it comes in biodegradable packaging and lacks the nasty stuff that can be found in commercial deodorants, but still stays fresh all day long. And as an added bonus, it takes up no space at all, so it’s perfect for travelling, or if you need a quick top up after your morning Psycle class.
Want something to smile about? This Georganics toothbrush, with charcoal infused bristles, is made from 100 per cent biodegradable and compostable bamboo, and cleans just as well (and lasts just as long) as a regular brush.