Everyday Enviro with Elise – Low-waste travel and avoiding hotel consumables

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I am on a trip as I write this and, as we all know, travelling comes with significant waste free challenges.  Some of the areas we have visited are certainly not as conscious of limiting single use plastics as at home (readily offering plastic carry bags, most of the fruit is wrapped in plastic, sometimes layers of plastic, plastic straws abound, etc).  I am trying very hard to avoid it – I came equiped with carry bags, keepcups, water bottles, straws and cutlery  – and I’m not doing too badly. 

This is the first extended trip I have taken since I have seriously and consciously began my low-waste efforts nearly two years ago, which means it is the first time I have stayed in hotels. And what an assault to the low waste senses it has been.

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