You cannot tune into a news channel or social media page these days without being confronted with the dire situation mother earth is in. Global warming, polar bears in distress, islands of garbage floating in the ocean, and the list goes on and on. All of this because of humanity’s greed and negligence. While most of us have decided to turn a blind eye to the issue and bury our heads in the sand, there are, fortunately, still a few of us that go the extra mile not to contribute to the disaster. So, to you good doers, zero-wasters and eco-warriors I say Thank You. This blog post is for you.
The Caribbean sees millions of pounds of garbage being dumped at their dumping sites each year. A big part of this garbage comes from the hotels, resorts and bars and restaurants catering mostly to the very tourists the islands are so dependent on. The sad truth is that most of the Caribbean is not about to cut down on plastic any time soon. Single use plastic is being used here at a record high and it is only getting worse. But the good news is, you can help. Here are 10 products I travel with that help me cut back on waste and be a more responsible and conscious traveler.