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20 Best Sustainable Travel Products to Upgrade your Trip!

With travel changed for the world since 2020, many people are realising how they have taken travel and holidays for granted.  Some are attempting smaller getaways or travelling to non Covid hotspot areas, for time out.

Why Eco Friendly Travel?

We all know travel can sometimes leave a large mark on the environment.

Sustainability is also on people’s minds more than ever, with everyone from cafes, small to large businesses, bars, gyms, and public transport embracing an affordable and sustainable approach to their products.

With all this in mind, below I have listed 20 top sustainable travel products to consider when planning your next road trip, vacation or getaway.

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Popular Eco Friendly Products

Popular eco friendly products include reusable water bottles, items made from recycled plastic, notable eco friendly travel essentials, and backpacks made from sustainable and recycled materials.

Here listed are 20 top sustainable travel products to assist with planning your sustainable trip.


1. Bamboo Reusable Straws

These Zenify Straws come in a pack of 4, complete with a travel bag and cleaning brush.

These bamboo reusable straws will reduce single use plastic straws.  Bamboo doesn’t go soggy over time like paper straws and is odorless unlike silicone straws and is biodegradable, making these ideal sustainable travel products.

Perfect for hot and cold drinks, these straws are biodegradable and easy to clean, are perfect for travel as they are also able to be used as stirrers!

2. Green Journal

This soft, vegan, leather bound notebook is a refillable lined diary. The ideal travel writing gift for men, women, vegetarians and teenagers.

Made of PU leather, a vegan leather that does not use animal products unless it states it is bicast leather. Bicast leather is a mixture of real leather and artificial leather.

For more read here: https://www.btod.com/blog/what-is-pu-leather/

Features of this journal include:

CRUELTY-FREE & SUSTAINABLE
REFILLABLE & PRACTICAL
VERSATILE
FOUNTAIN PEN SAFE


Reviewers on Amazon say:

“the paper is of good quality as well. It’s a bit pricey, but I think it’s worth it if you’re looking for a cool vegan journal”

“The journal slides into the cover pockets. It can be removed and refilled with another journal when the first notebook is full. The cover has.. a pretty leaf design in the soft faux leather… The notebook has pretty creamy pages without lines or dots. There’s a small elastic loop to hold a favorite pen. The journal comes in a nice box already to be given as a gift. Would be great to gift for graduation.”


3. Eco Friendly Sports Towel

Another one of the best sustainable travel products is this travel sports towel. A lightweight towel, which is very absorbent made of soft microfiber.

An eco friendly travel essentials option, for your sustainable travel kit, which is compact, and fast drying. Perfect for travel, camping, sports, and the beach.


– Pods are durable and made to last
– Soft, lightweight and quick drying
– Larger size 60cm x 120cm
– Can be used for traveling or sports
– Breathable pod eliminates nasty smells
– Sand and debris free, ideal for beach and camping
– Easy to clean, hand or machine wash


Reviews on Amazon say:

“I love how compact and lightweight the whole package is.”

“…The compact size trades off with a little, lightweight towel. It’s not the kind of towel you’d want if it’s cool at the beach…..If… you want something which takes up very little room in your bag and backpack, and will get all the water drops off your body, this is perfect.”

“I bought these gifts as secret Santa and the theme was sustainable. I have one of these and love mine so wanted to share the experience with others”

4. Eco Laundry Bag

From the brand ECO EDIT, this laundry and storage bag includes 40 pegs, is another of the best sustainable travel products, and modern with an eco friendly design.  The company even includes carbon neutral shipping to get this product to you. A practical eco friendly product for your sustainable travel kit.

100% ZERO WASTE
MADE FOR AUSTRALIAN CONDITIONS (won’t rust or break)
GENTLE ON CLOTHES

Reviewers on Amazon say:

“This product is exactly what’s advertised and is a valued quality of life in my yard/household”

“Easy to use and the peg bag is of very good quality. Gave to a friend as a birthday pressie – lives near a busy airport and other peg types disintegrate easily”

 


5. Eco Skincare Kit

This Brooke & Wallace beauty and Skincare Pack includes a headband, reusable makeup remover pads and luxury, premium face wipes made of natural bamboo, making this a top addition to your eco friendly travel essentials list.

EXPERIENCE LUXURY SKINCARE ROUTINE AT HOME
REUSABLE AND SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
SOFT AND GENTLE ON YOUR SKIN 


Details:

Incredibly soft bamboo velour 3 layer pads.
Use your favourite cleanser or warm water alone.
Remove dirt and oil to keep skin feeling fresh.
No need for harsh chemicals or exfoliators which irritate the skin.

Eco Friendly and Cost Effective
Made with bamboo, a sustainable and responsible natural resource.
Wash and reuse pads over and over again to reduce waste of disposable cotton pads.
No need to keep spending money creating daily waste.

Convenient for Home and Travel
3.2″ diameter – Small packing size makes it a great option for use away from home.
No need to use wasteful, disposable wipes when on the road.
A storage bag and laundry bag allows for organization of clean and used pads.

Reviewers on Amazon say:

“Really soft and works well for toner or cleanser, as well as removing make up. Haven’t washed them yet but so far there hasn’t been any shedding upon use”

“I bought these on earth day and have washed them about three times, and they still feel just as soft as they did the day I got them. I use the small mesh bag to hold the dirty ones and then put them in one of my bigger mesh bags to wash. In between washing and drying they scunch up so when I take them out of the wash I stretch them back into shape before going in the dryer and that helps greatly. I also find if you rinse the pad before you let it dry you can get them back to white before you even wash them! LOVE THESE :)”


6. Portable Solar Panel Charger

A portable, foldable solar panel charger, 21W Dual USB 2.4 is a fast solar charger for phones, suitable for outdoors, camping, travel and emergencies.

Simultaneous fast charging. The two USB ports allows two devices, is light weight, waterproof and durable, making this a top product for your sustainable travel kit.


7. Hydro Water Bottle


This stainless steel water bottle has a straw and wide mouth lids, keeps liquids hot or cold with a double insulated wall.

Fully resistant to oxidation and corrosion, with an anti-slip layer of powder coating.

-ENGINEERED TO KEEP LIQUIDS PERFECTLY COLD OR HOT
-BPA & BY-PRODUCT FREE

Reviewers on Amazon say:

“..not only is it aesthetically pleasing but so functional. I was looking for a water bottle with a straw and this one exceeds expectations. The suckle part is actually rubber which is the best part, to be honest. Overall great bottle, great price. Definitely, recommend. Also, sturdy, I throw the thing around and doesn’t have a scratch or anything.”

“Very good bottle! No condensation or sweat at all. We live in Australia (pretty hot) and the ice that I had in my bottle stayed as ice overnight – with the straw cap lid!! Absolute winner!”

8. Reusable Storage Bags


A 6 Pack of fold up reusable and portable storage bags for outdoor travel, camping, or hiking.

These sustainable travel bags are a perfect addition to your collection of sustainable travel products.

  • Fashion printing pattern,This portable handy bag folds up to fit in its carry case.
  • Material: The reusable shopping bags are made of 190T polyester, which is prevented splashing and machine wash.
  • Size: This reusable grocery bags can be folded into a small loose change bag and folded so small that enough to fit in your pocket;Unfolding size is 58*38cm;The folded size is 12*8cm.
  • Package: 6 PACKS!!! Every Order Receives 6 bags with random pattern.
  • These washable, sustainable travel bags are lightweight, strong & durable. Excellent for daily supplies when you need for a trip or birthday party gift, Halloween, Christmas day, holiday, grocery store, supermarket, etc.

Reviewers on Amazon say:

“Exactly what I was expecting. Nice and compact and nice patterns”

“Great colours and patterns”


9. Eco Ways To Travel Book

“F**k Flying: 101 eco-friendly ways to travel” written by the “F” team, who state:

“As we come out of lockdown, many of us are thinking about getting out of the house and going on holiday but it’s never been more important to think about how we get from A to B. Packed with 101 tips and tricks to reducing your carbon footprint when you’re on the go, this practical little book shows that everybody can do something to protect our environment. From how you travel to work, head to the shops, go on holiday and more, this book is a must-read for everyone.

Why do we need to act now? Aviation alone accounts for at least 2% of global carbon emissions and an economy-class return flight from London to NYC emits the equivalent CO2 of 11% of the average annual emissions of someone in the UK. We can all make a change.”

Contents includes:

– EVERYDAY TRAVEL (including commuting, shopping and getting around)
– PLANNING (how to plan an eco-friendly holiday)
– PACKING (savvy tips to pack with the planet in mind)
– TO FLY OR NOT TO FLY? (lots of alternatives to flying)
– WHEN YOU GET THERE (how to be a green tourist)

Related Post: 40 BEST BACKPACKS FOR AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL

10. Water Bottle/Tea Infuser

This tea infuser and bamboo bottle tumbler flask with removable steel infuser strainer is the perfect double walled, insulated stainless steel vacuum thermos mug for hot or cold loose leaf drinks, water, juice, coffee. This flask is anti-leak and the ideal BPA free, eco friendly gift, or item for an eco friendly travel kit.

  • PERFECT FOR FOLKS ALWAYS ON THE GO – Leak proof and perfectly sized at 330 ml so you can easily throw it in your backpack and enjoy your beverage on the go
  • REMOVABLE INFUSER MAKES IT VERY VERSATILE – Use with infuser to brew hot or cold teas or infuse fruit. Or use without it as a thermos for keeping your drinks warm or cold
  • KEEPS YOUR DRINK HOT OR COLD LONGER – With the double walled vacuum insulation, keep your drinks hot or cold for longer. Keeps beverages hot up to 6-8 hours and cold up to 12-16 hours
  • LOOKS & FEELS AWESOME and MADE WITH YOUR HEALTH IN MIND – Made from 100% organic bamboo and high quality stainless steel this bottle is completely BPA FREE. The natural bamboo exterior gives it a beautiful look and feels great to touch which makes it standout from those boring plastic bottles. This bottle will surely make heads turn
  • EASY TO CLEAN – With the interior and infuser made using high quality stainless steel, simple wash using warm water and dry with a towel. NOTE: This product is not dish washer safe.


Reviewers on Amazon say:

“Completely in love with the quality of the product. Infuser comes quite handy to use for making any infused drink of your choice. Double walled insulation keep the drink warm for quite a long time. I enjoy my drink much more now in this sleek tumbler. I highly recommend this product for its tranquility and adequacy. Delivery was also very fast. This product precisely lives up to its name- Keeps your mind tranquil!”

11. Bamboo Cutlery Set

This 2 Pack of bamboo travel cutlery is reusable and includes a knife, fork, spoon chopsticks, and straws.  Ideal for travel, camping or school.

PORTABLE
CREATIVE DESIGN
LIGHTWEIGHT
MADE FROM SOLID BAMBOO

1. Easy to clean, simply wash with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly.

2. Easy to carry, you can travel with them, easily stow away in your bag, backpack, lunch box.

3. Healthy and reusable wooden cutlery set, made of natural wood, totally eco-friendly and non-pollution.

4. Ergonomically designed handle for a secure grip, provides good balance and anti-slip.


Reviewers on Amazon say:

“I mainly use the fork, knife and spoon and they have been very handy. The roll is also large enough to tuck a cloth napkin in too. I love that it comes with a straw cleaning brush. Some of the tines of the fork were a tiny bit rough but scrubbing when washing smoothed mine out. A cute gift too. I used to just carry loose cutlery in a little pouch but these are so handy and great to toss into your lunch bag”.

12. Stainless Steel Tumbler

This 20 oz stainless steel travel mug has 2 splash proof lids, a straw, brushes and a double wall vacuum to insulate your coffee.

PREMIUM 18/8 STAINLESS STEEL
DOUBLE VACUUM INSULATION
PREVENT SPLASHING DESIGN
PERFECT CAPACITY & CARRY CONVENIENT

Reviewers on Amazon say:

“As soon as I’d washed this I made an iced coffee and added Ice blocks. The ice blocks weren’t needed as they were still frozen the next morning. My husband made a hot coffee at the same time and it stayed hot all day. We’re both very happy with these cups. The two different lids are a great idea as they keep the cup sealed while travelling and the other allows a straw to stand up without letting the temperature out. They hold the equivalent of a true large size coffee such as Starbucks or Muzz Buzz. I bought two for myself but lost one immediately to my husband. Buy more than you need – one for hot and one for cold”.

13. Ripcurl Eco Swimsuit

Another of the best sustainable travel products, is this Rip Curl women’s classic surf cco one piece swimsuit is is from their Eco Surf Collection.

Rip Curl state:

  • Straps and will be your go to year round.
  • We took some of our best selling swim pieces and made them even better by designing with the environment in mind. Our Eco Surf Collection pieces are made from regenerated nylon while still maintaining the great support and aesthetic we love about our Classic Surf styles.
  • This one piece bathing suit features fixed straps and cheeky coverage so you can stay secure and stylish from the waves to the beach. Rip Curl bathing suits for women are versatile for lounging on the beach or for being active outdoors.
  • This Rip Curl surf top features fixed padding that won’t slide around and light support. Quick dry fabric is great for all day comfort. The backless swimsuit style is flattering for all body types. Easy pull on closure for a quick no hassle fit.
  • Machine washable fabric makes for easy, convenient cleaning. Simply toss in the wash at the end of a beach day to get all of the sand and saltwater off. Choose from a variety of different colors to fit your summer style.

 14. Zoggs Eco Swimsuit

This women’s wild rose ‘hi front’ eco fabric, one piece swimsuit has a built-in shelf bra bust support lining, a high front style offering more coverage with exposed back and clip fastening.

Other features include:

  • Medium leg height: Zoggs most popular leg height, suits all body shapes
  • Machine washable: Rinse swimwear after each use with fresh water, gentle machine wash at 30 degrees with a mild detergent, hang dry in the shade, do not bleach, tumble dry, iron or dry clean
  • Made with ecolast fabric created from material recovered and recycled from the ocean

Reviewers on Amazon say:

“Love the colour and fit. I do still rinse it after swimming to prolong the fabric. But I think it will last longer than the normal swimming suit fabrics.
Recommend!
Speedy delivery too”.

15. Zenify Earth Bamboo Toothbrush

This bamboo toothbrush (Set of 4) has charcoal infused soft BPA free bristles, a biodegradable handle, and is Australian owned.

ECO FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC TOOTHBRUSH
PANDA FRIENDLY BAMBOO HANDLES ACTIVATED CHARCOAL INFUSED SOFT BRISTLES 
VEGAN AND CRUELTY FREE
AUSTRALIAN FAMILY SMALL BUSINESS



Reviewers on Amazon say:

“Individually packaged in separate boxes . Well made wooden kids toothbrushes. Good value for money”

“We’ve gone full circle and got rid of plastic toothbrushes, and these are stylish, and you get instructions such as, “Don’t leave the water running when you are brushing your teeth.” It makes you feel like they care about what they are doing. They say it’s bamboo; if they hadn’t told me, I would have said wood. The bristles are charcoal black and recyclable, whereas the bamboo handle can be composted. It’s quality workmanship”.


16. Zenify Earth Reusable Produce Mesh Bag

These Mesh Bags (5 Bags) are BPA free, washable, and are the perfect grocery shopping bags, and are Australian owned sustainable travel products.

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL BAG ALTERNATIVE TO SUPERMARKET PRODUCE BAGS 
MADE CONSCIOUSLY FROM BPA RECYCLED PLASTIC
REUSABLE & WASHABLE WITH WARM HAND WASH
                                                                                                   

 

17. LastSwab Reusable Cotton Buds 

These environmentally friendly Q tips are easy to clean, zero waste cotton swabs.

ENVIRONMENTAL
DURABLE MATERIAL 
CORN-BASED CARRY CASE 
ZERO WASTE Q-TIPS

18. Foamie Travel Buddy Sustainable


This ‘travel buddy’ is made from 80% wheat fibre and 20% recycled polypropylene, ideal for firm products such as conditioners and shampoo and all your sustainable travel products.

  • Toiletries can dry easily and remain protected.
  • The Foamie Travel Buddy Box is also waterproof so that the firm conditioner and the firm shampoo and care products do not leak – keeping your other travel essentials dry.
  • Foamie Travel Buddy is the ideal companion for the firm foamie shampoo and for the firm foamie conditioner.

 

19. Mikka Collapsible Coffee Cup

This Eco-friendly, reusable, sustainable tea/coffee travel mug is made of BPA-free silicone for both indoor and outdoor use. Size is 15oz (430ml).

 

  • SAFE – made of a BPA-free food-grade silicone material, this collapsible cup is perfectly safe for long-term frequent use. The design includes an insulated ring that protects your hand from hot beverages. The cup is also both microwave and dishwasher safe.

ECO-FRIENDLY
CONVENIENT
MULTIPLE-USE

20.  Organic Cotton Travel Cubes

This Travel Packing Cube 4 Piece Set. Is ECO friendly and durable. 

Made from 100% organic cotton, these travel packing cubes are a sustainable alternative to common nylon/polyester materials. Organic Cotton is a naturally biodegradable, recyclable, and renewable fiber.

Made with a minimalist design with a focus on durability, these cubes can also be used on a daily basis separating items, used to organise and store your belongings in your wardrobe.




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Conclusion

Hopefully, this list of sustainable travel products has provided some options for green travel and eco friendly travel in current times and the future!

I’d love to hear any other eco friendly travel essentials which have been practical and sustainable on your travels 🙂

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