Let’s face it, there are too many innovative Eco-brands out there these days. But as the Holiday season approaches, the desire to swipe credit cards increases. And it dawned on me that this is an ideal opportunity to educate readers and flex my Eco-travel expertise.
As a backpacker, my preference for adventure travel has expedited my learning curve for minimalism. As a result, I discovered several innovative Eco-brands. Each of them makes traveling sustainably both stylish and affordable.
My journey towards a more sustainable existence is ongoing, challenging, and enlightening. But quite frankly, it’s been downright inspiring. Downsizing or avoiding certain battery-operated or plastic-based products has lifted my confidence.
Here’s hoping this list of Eco-brands you should know about does the same for you.
Just in time for the biggest shopping day of the year, here is a compact list of innovative eco-brands you should know about. Especially if you have avid travelers or outdoor enthusiasts in your inner circle.
This innovative product focuses on alternatives to single-use items. The current lineup includes replacements for tissues, ear swabs, and cotton wipes. Each product is compact making them ideal for mobility. Adventure or outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy adding these products to their packing repertoire.
Last Swab: @LastSwab helps curb the use of q-tips by replacing them with a reusable double-sided alternative.
Despite reusing one q-tip many times, it is still a non-recyclable object that lands in the trash. Compact and encased in bio-friendly, protective casing, @LastSwab is perfect for traveling.
Last Tissue: Imagine a handkerchief and a tissue morphed into one and that’s @LastTissue. Six reusable tissues that are made from 100% organic cotton. The product comes in a silicone (dishwasher-safe) case and helps eliminate the disposal of over 3,100 single-use tissues.
This one product helps us do our part to save 22,000 trees and over 26 million gallons of water. Which is what it takes to create boxes of tissue for the masses.
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Last Round: One of these reusable cotton pads replaces 1,000 single-use ones. Though biodegradable, cotton is not exactly great for the environment. The mass production of cotton requires the use of harmful chemicals like pesticides. Did you know that it takes 20,000 liters (that’s 5,811 gallons) of water to create 2 pounds of cotton wipes?
Replace that collection of cotton swabs with one pack of Last Round. It’s one more step towards ridding the bathroom of non-recyclable, single-use items.
Simple acts every day that can make a big difference is the idea.
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This brand of bamboo-based products helps an individual reduce their usage of single-use items.
Bamboo set & straw: Never get caught needing plastic cutlery again. This complete picnic set of bamboo cutlery includes a bamboo straw and cleaner. Foldable, this innovative product fits in any bag or even your back pocket.This set has traveled with me to over 12 countries.
Sometimes I needed it, sometimes I didn’t. Note that some airports will not allow aluminum cutlery sets through security checkpoints. This is because they could be weaponized during a flight. Being made from bamboo, this cutlery set gets through without any hiccups.
Bamboo Amplifier: I’m not exactly a Beats by Dre kind of person. @Thesustainabletomorrow has me covered with this bamboo amplifier for mobile phones. Wicked cute and compact, this amplifier is the perfect base for almost any mobile device.
This Eco-friendly addition to my minimalist living gains the most attention. Sleek and unique, this amplifier goes with me from the house to the park or beach. I can always rely on it knowing there’s no need to ever charge it or replace any batteries.
These products make an exquisite eco-friendly gift choice for the wayfarers in your life.
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**International shipping is available for both brands mentioned.Now is the time to grab these items, all of which can be shipped internationally. Stuff those stockings or wrap them up as the perfect gift for the traveler in your family (or treat yourself!).