30 Best Eco-Friendly Travel Products

The best eco-friendly travel products are the ones that help you save money, reduce waste and your carbon footprint, and stay connected to your values. I’m all about making travel easier and more sustainable. This roundup of the best eco-friendly travel products will show you a few of my favorite sustainable travel hacks to make your next adventure a breeze!

You’ll find out why I love bamboo toothbrushes, how to quit using plastic while traveling, and other ways to travel sustainably without sacrificing comfort or convenience. I’ve covered it all, from reusable water bottles to solar-powered battery packs. This list of eco-friendly products will help you live greener and travel better.

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The Importance of Sustainable Travel

Sustainable travel is important for many reasons, but one of the most important reasons is that it’s essential to keep our planet and everything living on it healthy and safe. Tourism is responsible for approximately 8% of the world’s carbon emissions.

It’s estimated that a single tourist vacation generates an average of 5,000 pounds of carbon dioxide every year. While this may not seem like a big deal by itself, add up all those individuals each year and it’s staggering enough to make an impact. So if you’re a frequent traveler, please be aware of your environmental impact.

Waste from tourists alone has become such an issue in some popular destinations that locals petition to reduce or completely eliminate tourism. If each individual does his or her part to keep these areas clean and reduce their own waste, we can keep traveling (sustainably) for years to come.


Eco-Friendly Toiletries


Bamboo Toothbrush

Bamboo Toothbrush
  • WHY CHOOSE GREENZLA? We've put together the perfect pack of 4 charcoal bamboo toothbrushes, charcoal and mint-essence dental floss in its own glass jar plus a bamboo toothbrush case for easy, clean and neat storage and travel. This natural dental kit is gentle enough to be used by all members of the family to improve and maintain oral hygiene.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY & ZERO WASTE. Our eco-friendly toothbrushes are made from sustainably sourced materials that are soft & springy to use, so you wonÕt damage your gums with harsh brushing. Our charcoal mint dental floss cleans hard-to-reach areas of the mouth to maintain healthy gums. And our BPA-free, charcoal-infused bristles help to remove stains from teeth and keep them sparkling and white.
  • A COMPLETE DENTAL HYGIENE KIT. Not just for home use, your new bamboo toothbrush can be safely and hygienically sealed inside the bamboo tube holder, while your charcoal dental floss comes sealed hygienically inside a glass jar, so theyre perfect for travel. Whether youre heading off on a long trip or just an overnighter, pop your dental brush and dental floss into your toiletries bag, suitcase or backpack and youre ready to go.
  • NATURAL MATERIAL - We use only responsibly sourced natural materials for our dental care pack. Our bamboo toothbrushes, dental floss and bamboo travel holder are all additive, coloring, and BPA-free, so theyÕre better for you and better for the planet too.
  • QUALITY YOU CAN TRUST - With Greenzla, you know youre buying a brand of natural quality that you can trust. We specialize in products that are not only eco-friendly, but work exactly as stated _ thats the Greenzla guarantee to you. Even our packaging is recycled and biodegradable! Absolutely love our products - or well give you your money back.

Bamboo toothbrushes are awesome eco friendly alternatives to plastic brushes. It’s not only an eco-friendly travel product, but also something worth investing in for home daily use. The kit comes with four toothbrushes, a wooden carrying case for travel, and a glass jar of charcoal floss. The handle is super-durable and the soft charcoal bristles provide effective cleaning power. The entire thing is zero waste!


Toothpaste Tablets

These toothpaste tablets contain activated charcoal, fluoride, and 180 pieces all conveniently packaged in a zero-waste container. Not to mention, they taste good, are vegan/cruelty-free, and environmentally safe. You don’t have to worry about sacrificing quality, as these tablets do just as good a job as your tube toothpaste at home. Enjoy fresh breath, a clean mouth, whitening, and strong teeth while doing your part to eliminate plastic waste.


Bar Shampoo & Conditioner

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Bar Shampoo & Conditioners
  • ✔️HIGHEST QUALITY AND NATURAL CARE! Being 100% organic and eco-friendly these shampoo bars are made of high quality all natural ingredients! Cold pressed to achieve the best quality these cute solid bars will naturally treat and restore your hair to its original shiny state without stripping it while the added conditioner effect will make your hair soft and light as a petal! You will notice a difference in the way your wet hair feels after washing!
  • ✔️100% ECO-FRIEDNLY AND TRAVEL-FRIENDLY! These shampoo bars do not contain any chemicals or preservatives that can damage your hair while our packaging is 100% biodegradable and recycling! Their compact size and lightweight making these shampoo bars perfect choice for travel camping airplane or on the road helping you take a good care of your hair while being 100% waste free!
  • ✔️PACK OF 4 FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY! This pack of shampoo bars comes with 4 unique essences – Lavender, Honey, Seaweed and Chamomile! Designed for all ages, our organic approach of plant-based butters and essential oils such as shea butter cocoa butter cocoa oil olive oil etc…makes these compact hair soaps a smart and safe choice for your kids as well! Each pack will last a person between 4 to 6 months! That’s approximately 2-3 bottles worth of shampoo!
  • ✔️ZERO WASTE IS OUR MISSION! Green Earth is our goal! Everything from our products to our packaging is sourced with big care and consideration! We understand that millions shampoo and conditioner bottles are being thrown away each year in the U.S. Our focus and determination are fighting the plastic waste and being part of the solution to stop it for rocketing That is why our products are always 100% plastic and metal free, made of organic ingredients and zero-waste packaging!
  • ✔️100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK! Our Shampoo bars are 100 Organic and our packaging is 100% recyclable! We love using them and we know you will love them too! If for any reason or no reason at all you decide to return them we will refund you 100%!

The latest craze in travel toiletries has to be the shampoo bars and conditioner bars that are now available. Many brands are producing these, as not only are they more environmentally friendly and zero waste, but they also help with that pesky problem of liquid toiletries in carry-on luggage.


Biodegradable Soap

Biodegradable Soap
  • REFRESH YOUR SKIN: Drench your skin in the hydrating blend of coconut and essential oils for a radiant complexion. Our moisturizing bar soap is balanced for all skin types, and its non-irritating formula can be used on your face, body, and hands.. The Vitamin E helps lock in moisture for that fresh, silky feel all day long
  • A GENTLE CLEAN: Our bath soap is consciously crafted with nourishing biodegradable ingredients. This gentle, cruelty-free bar soap is safe for all skin types. Find serenity in the shower with your eco-conscious bath soap bars
  • REVITALIZING SCENTS: Five scented soap bars for you to choose from: Lemongrass, Grapefruit Basil, Juniper Sandalwood, Sea Spray & Aloe, Sweet Honeysuckle. Discover the fragrance that is right for you with these soaps for women and men
  • LATHER UP: Forget the days of dry, cracked skin. Our soaps lather quickly for a lasting clean and fresh feeling. The replenishing blend of essential oils helps scrub away dirt without stripping moisture from your skin
  • SUPPORT SUSTAINABILITY: Our bar of soap is wrapped in low-waste, paper-based, 100% recyclable packaging, for a plastic-free and responsible clean. Indulge yourself in sustainability without sacrifice

While some people think that biodegradable soap is only necessary when camping, it’s definitely environmentally beneficial to use it during your regular showers and baths as well. The chemicals in normal soap are almost impossible to break down naturally, leading to pollution of water sources. Whether you’re camping or hiking, live in a house with a septic or sewer system, biodegradable soap is ideal for keeping yourself and our water clean.


Zero Waste Deodorant

Zero Waste Deodorant
  • 4+ MONTHS SUPPLY LASTS MUCH LONGER THAN OTHER BRANDS of natural deodorant; this 2 pack includes a total 3.7 ounces, one full size stick for your bathroom and one travel size for on the go
  • MINI DEODORANT IS PERFECT FOR TRAVEL and fits in your handbag, gym bag or backpack; enjoy the convenience and peace of mind of applying fresh scent to your armpits at any time
  • PLASTIC FREE VEGAN DEODORANT WITH 100% COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING in eco-friendly, zero waste biodegradable cardboard push up tubes
  • GENTLE MAGNESIUM & BAKING SODA FORMULA; natural moisture absorbing and odor neutralizing ingredients that work even on sensitive skin for effective protection from smelly underarms
  • NO STINK & NO NASTIES – FEEL CONFIDENT with aluminum free deodorant with no parabens, phthalates, triclosan, synthetic fragrance, alcohol, soy or talc

Whether you’re used to using bar deodorant or the spray kind, both produce a lot of waste. This Natural Deodorant stick set comes with a full and a travel size, and comes in 100% compostable packaging. Plus, it’s aluminum-free!


Reef-Safe Sunscreen

If you’re planning on doing some snorkeling or diving on your trip, be sure your sunscreen is safe for our reefs and marine life. Regular sunscreen contains chemicals and small particles that are known to damage or bleach coral reefs. Mineral sunscreens contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which do not cause coral bleaching. This sunscreen is reef-safe, all-natural, water-resistant, SPF 50, and biodegradable.


Menstrual Cup

Menstrual Cup
  • PERIOD FREEDOM. Pixie Cup is a reusable silicone cup that collects your monthly menstrual flow. Inserted similarly to a tampon, Pixie Cup sits in the vaginal canal comfortably with no odor, leaks or risk of TSS.
  • ECO-RESPONSIBLE. Holding the capacity of 3+ super tampons, you can wear Pixie Cups for 12 hours before emptying. Plus, it lasts for 10 years, meaning more money in your pocket and less plastic in landfills!
  • WORRY-FREE PROTECTION. Wear the cup that is incredibly comfortable and unquestionably reliable. Run, sleep, swim, and dance on your period without fear of leaks, tampon pain, or pad irritation.
  • NO-STRESS SIZING. If the first size you order isn’t exactly what you need, reach out! We’ll help you troubleshoot and send you another size for free.
  • BUY ONE, GIVE ONE. Every time you purchase a Pixie Cup, a cup is donated to a woman in need. We’ve donated 240,000+ Pixie Cups so far!

Something I have been using since my teens that gets rid of so much waste and necessary single-use plastic applicators. Definitely a must have!


Refillable Toiletry Bottles

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Refillable Toiletry Bottles
  • Travel Containers Set: Comes with 4 colorful 3oz silicone travel bottles for toiletries and liquids
  • Leakproof Design: Squeezable travel bottles have 3-layer sealing cap and non-drip valve for protection
  • Refillable and Food Safe: Made of food grade silicone, great for storing salad dressing, ketchup, mustard
  • Easy to Fill and Clean: Large opening mouth for easy refill and cleaning by hand in warm soapy water
  • Perfect for Travel: Great for business or personal travel, outdoor activities, and gifts for women

Not ready to make the transition to bar toiletries? The next best thing you can do is invest in some refillable bottles, in lieu of purchasing a bunch of travel-sized items to bring on your trip. These silicone bottles, while not perfect, are much better than their plastic counterparts. Silicone is more durable and less harmful to the environment than plastic. It is better at resisting heat and cold than plastic, and it lasts longer. If burned, silicone turns to harmless silica, carbon dioxide, and water (unlike plastic which releases toxins).


Reusable Razor

Reusable Razor
  • PERFECT SHAVE*: Achieve a closer, smoother, more professional shave without the hassle of irritation or ingrown hairs with the Bambaw double edge safety razor.
  • DURABLE*: Bambaw double edged safety razors are pretty much guaranteed to last a lifetime. Made from high quality materials, a 100% bamboo handle and stainless-steel parts, your Bambaw razor is incredibly strong and durable.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY*: Conventional plastic razors are practically impossible to recycle and end up in our landfills and oceans. With Bambaw safety razors all you need to do is replace and recycle the blade, which helps create a cleaner planet.
  • COST EFFECTIVE*: Once you have the razor, all you need to buy are the blades. You simply can’t get any better value for money in the long run.
  • USER MANUAL*: In-depth digital user manual included. Tips on how to assemble, how to get the perfect shave on all areas of your body for men and women, after shave treatment, increasing the life of the blades, responsible recycling and 2 x bonus homemade shaving recipes.

One impactful habit to adopt is doing away with disposable razors! First of all, they really don’t do a good job, particularly with dense or coarse hair. As a woman with thick coarse blood, they never did it for me anyway. These safety razors are for men or women, made of metal and bamboo, are super-durable, and all you have to do is purchase razor refills.


At-Home IPL

When I tell you this is the best purchase I’ve made in the past five years (at least), I’m not exaggerating. After I started using this at-home IPL, I went from having to shave daily to once every two weeks. And almost as cool as that fact alone, it’s zero-waste. I go through far less razor cartridges using this bad boy.

It’s expensive, but so unbelievably worth it. In addition to its environmental benefits, just imagine having a beach vacation and not having to shave your bikini line every day!


Biodegradable Dental Floss

Biodegradable Dental Floss
  • ✔️ AFTER THE SUCCESS OF OUR TOOTHBRUSH KIT NOW YOU CAN BUY JUST THE FLOSS. WE SELL IN CRAFT FAIRS AND ARTISAN MARKETS NOW ON AMAZON - Feel guilt free buying this 100% Biodegradable VEGAN Bamboo Charcoal Dental Floss with Refillable Glass Container + Free Refill - Natural Candelilla Wax and Peppermint Essential Oil. Floss length is 33yds x2 from a Family Owned Company who really helps the environment.
  • ✔️ VEGAN AND CRUELTY-FREE unlike silk floss - Our ECO FLOSS is 100% Biodegradable, made from Bamboo Charcoal Fiber so it breaks down in approximately 60-90 days. Packaging is all recyclable or biodegradable.
  • ✔️ AMAZING DEAL 2-PACK OF THE BEST FLOSS (EVER) - Help the environment while using a high quality product. Our ECO FLOSS is extremely easy to use, comfortable and soothing to your gums.
  • ✔️ OUR COMMITMENT TO MOTHER EARTH - We donate 10% of our profits to ocean and environmental conservation, so your purchase TAKES ACTION. Our packaging is also 100% recyclable and plastic-free. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, we will make it right or process a refund.
  • ✔️ CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PLASTIC-FREE PRODUCTS - Click "add to cart" for our ECO FLOSS and try our PREMIUM Collapsible Straw & Foldable Spork Kit before checkout. We are constantly developing convenient products to avoid plastic in our daily lives. Mother Earth Thanks you.

For biodegradable, natural, organic, eco-friendly, zero waste dental floss, look no further! This charcoal floss comes in a glass jar which you can reuse for pretty much anything, and paper packaging. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free!


Biodegradable Cotton Swabs

Biodegradable Cotton Swabs
  • ALL-NATURAL TRUSTED BRAND : Every Q Tip is 100% Organic and every cotton bud is uniquely made with ultra-soft, hand-spun All-Natural cotton. We take the environmental friendliness of our Bamboogaloo toothbrushes very seriously so each of them are made from vegan materials sourced from nature!
  • ORGANIC BAMBOO : Every Cotton swab is made from natural fast growing and sustainable Bamboo. We guarantee premium, quality, smooth and splitter-free because each of our bamboo sticks is heat treated, which assists with water resistance.
  • 100% BIODEGRADABLE: Our Bamboogaloo cotton swabs are 100% Biodegradable & Eco-Friendly. Every product is guaranteed to be Hygienic, Safe and made of Natural materials. It comes in 100% Plant Cellulose wrapping. There is zero plastic in any of this wrapping.
  • TRIED & TESTED, THEN APPROVED : Our cotton buds are 100% Natural - all of the packaging and Cotton swabs are BPA-Free & Plastic-Free. Every part of this product and its packaging is also absolutely Compostable & Sustainably Sourced.
  • KEEP DANCING GUARANTEE : We stand behind every All-Natural & Organic Bamboogaloo product! Our service has been tried & tested for years, and we always make sure each customer is happy with your Bamboogaloo product. We are sure our Guarantee will Keep You Dancing!

These zero waste, biodegradable, organic, vegan cotton swabs are perfect for travel or home. The pack comes with 1,000 and uses sustainably sourced materials.


Reusable Makeup Wipes

Reusable Makeup Wipes
  • 2 in 1: Erase & Exfoliate - Use the short fiber side to erase makeup in gentle circular motions then flip to the long fiber side (side with tag) to exfoliate the skin. Continue in gentle circular motions for flawless skin
  • Bye Bye Makeup Wipes Forever! The Original MakeUp Eraser is a premium, patented, polyester cloth made up of millions of tiny hair-like fibers that work together to create a "suction" for all dirt, makeup, & oil in your pores
  • Our Mission: MakeUp Eraser is dedicated to creating the most sustainable makeup removal product in the world by using only the most accessible resource available: WATER. We truly believe we can eliminate the 3rd most wasteful product in the world: WIPES
  • Game-changing Benefits: 1 MakeUp Eraser is equal to 3600 makeup wipes! No added chemicals. Free of alcohol, oils, astringents, parabens, fragrances, & sulfates. Reusable, machine washable, & lasts 3-5 years. Great for sensitive skin & dermatologist approved
  • Wipes Create Waste, We Don’t: Together, let's stop creating unnecessary waste & save Mother Earth one less makeup wipe at a time

My mom got this for me for Christmas a few years ago, and initially, I wasn’t too impressed. After using it, however, it’s a must-have when traveling (or staying home, for that matter). All you do is wet the cloth (no soap needed!) and it removes any waterproof eye makeup, foundation, red lipstick, or other makeup that can be difficult to remove. And of course, zero waste! It’s also hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free. Win!


Deet-Free Bugspray

This natural insect repellant works for up to six hours against mosquitos and up to four hours against ticks (including deer ticks). It’s made of natural ingredients such as lemon and eucalyptus oil, is free from parabens and phthalates, and smells surprisingly good.


Clothes, Laundry, & Stuff To Wear


Eco-Friendly Detergent

Eco-Friendly Detergent
  • ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING POWER: Concentrated powdered laundry soap works on all your laundry, from high-tech fabrics to delicates, washing away smells, stains, and left-behind residue from previous detergents.
  • HYPOALLERGENIC: Washing soda and powerful, natural ingredients work together to deep clean, rinse from fabrics completely, and leave nothing on your clothes. The fragrance-free formula is ideal for those with sensitive skin and will not cover stains or odors with artificial brighteners or perfumes. Our powder laundry detergent is safe for hand washing.
  • CLOTH DIAPER FRIENDLY: This detergent is safe to use on baby fabrics, effectively deep cleaning cloth diapers and other baby clothes between wears perfect along with your other baby essentials .
  • LESS IS MORE: Each bag contains just four ingredients and one tablespoon per dose. No suds, just a deep clean that leaves fabric fresh and soft and your washing machine cleaner by removing old laundry detergents left deep in your machine.
  • EPA SAFER CHOICE CERTIFIED: Charlie’s Soap laundry soap and our other sustainable products are certified safer for the environment and is septic safe. The eco-friendly formula helps remove fats, oils, greases, and odors from sewer lines, saving your town money and water making it the perfect laundry solution.

If you’re planning on doing laundry during your travels, this is one of the best eco-friendly travel products to bring. These zero-plastic detergent sheets are perfect for taking with you on the road since there’s no liquid involved! No plastic to worry about, either! Instead, these sheets are a natural, septic-safe, biodegradable, vegan way to clean clothes while traveling. One sheet is good for two loads of laundry, and the pack comes with 16 sheets. It’s hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin, as well!


Eco-Friendly Sandals

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Eco-Friendly Sandals
  • Yoga Mat footbed with arch support
  • Rubber sole
  • Made in USA
  • Platform measures approximately 0.25 inches
  • Heel measures approximately 0.5"

Ever since I found these sandals sometime back in 2016, they’re all I wear during the summer. I do wear different styles of Sanuks, such as the Yoga Sling, but the brand, in general, is by far the most comfortable I’ve ever tried. I have wide feet, so finding comfortable shoes is always an issue. The sole is made of rubber, they are vegan and cruelty-free.


Washing Bag

Washing Bag
  • FAST & CONVENIENT: The patented washboard-in-a-bag design gives a machine quality wash in just minutes and you can wash anywhere – perfect for hotels, hostels, camping, backpacking, dorm rooms, RVs and scout trips.
  • SO SMALL AND LIGHT: Weighing just 5.3 oz. and folding to pocket-size, this world’s smallest washing machine takes up no space and lets you travel clean, light and free.
  • EASY TO USE: Space, water and time-saving, and electricity free. With the simple six-step instructions displayed on the outside of the bag, anyone can wash clothes quickly, hygienically, and effectively and reduce their impact on the environment
  • VERSATILE & MULTIFUNCTIONAL: Ideal for small to medium loads including T-shirts, underwear, socks, bras, delicates, dishcloths and more. Between washes use it as a dry bag to keep gear dry or as a dirty laundry bag.
  • JOIN 300,000+ SCRUBBA WASH BAG USERS WORLDWIDE: Grab yours and travel cleaner, lighter and with more freedom. Plus have the peace of mind that it’s backed by our 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. If something goes wrong, we will make it right.

Taking this ultra-portable machine on the road is a breeze. Scrubba Washing Bag allows you to travel lighter, saves time, money, and water. It’s a convenient pocket-sized travel companion. In many ways, it is more hygienic than hand washing and twice as effective.

Travelers, backpackers, hikers, backpackers and holiday-makers all over the world have experienced first-hand the quality wash provided by the Scrubba internal washboard.


Eco-Friendly Travel Towel

This Turkish multi-use towel is a great thing for travel. Despite its large size, it folds up to be quite compact. It is eco-friendly and made from natural materials, vegan and cruelty-free. It’s made of 100% organic cotton and is Oeko-Tex certified. Its quick-dry and absorbent qualities make it perfect for use while traveling. And, to top it all off, a percentage of sales is donated to Surfers Against Sewage and Sea Shepherd nonprofits.


Luggage, Backpacks, & Packing Accessories


Cruelty-Free Hiking Backpack

Cruelty-Free Hiking Backpack
  • Large, lockable U-zip duffel-style access to main compartment - 40L total volume
  • Meets carry-on size restrictions for most airlines (Size X-Small/Small: 19.3H X 13.8W X 8D inches)
  • Lockable zipper access to padded laptop & tablet sleeve (fits up to most 15" laptops)
  • Stowaway backpanel, shoulder straps and hipbelt with zippered rear flap for protection
  • Two front mesh waterbottle pocket

The 40L Osprey Fairview is the perfect eco-friendly option for a hiking trip. Osprey is widely renowned for their quality backpacks, and the Fairview is no different. Padded, adjustable shoulder straps and a hip belt make this one of the most comfortable options out there, as well – plus its ventilated padded back panel to keep you cool. For smaller trips, there is a detachable day pack, too! Made of entirely cruelty-free materials. Check out my post on the best travel backpacks for more ideas!


Eco-Friendly Luggage

Eco-Friendly Luggage
  • Has a Weight of 3.92 kg and a Capacity of 72.9 liters
  • Zipper Closure, 1 main compartment, 2 front zipper pockets and interior pockets
  • Multi-directional 4-wheel Saguaro system, Ergonomic handle with release button
  • Medium Black Recycled plastic bottles Luggage Bag
  • Product Dimensions: 29in (H) x 19in (L) x 11in (W)

One of the best eco-friendly travel products you could invest in is eco-friendly luggage, of course! With its reputation for sustainable products and durability coupled with the fact that this line is made entirely out of recycled water bottles, you can’t go wrong with the Samsonite Eco Lite Spinner. Part of eco-friendly luggage is luggage that withstands extensive travel without needing to continually replace your suitcase! Samsonite is one of the top luggage brands for a reason, with global lifetime warranty and authorized Samsonite repair centers.


Eco-Friendly Packing Cubes

Have you started using packing cubes yet? No? What are you waiting for!? I love using packing cubes because I can organize my clothes by outfit, by article of clothing (undies, shirts, etc.), or by portion of the trip (if part of the trip is hiking and part is sight-seeing, for example). They keep your belongings organized and easily accessible. These packing cubes by Northern Olive are made from organic cotton, an eco-friendly and more sustainable alternative to nylon or polyester cubes.


Recreation & Electronics


Kindle

Kindle
  • The thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet—with a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight.
  • Now waterproof, so you’re free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath. Your Kindle has been tested to withstand accidental immersion in water.
  • Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics, and audiobooks.
  • Now with Audible. Pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your story.
  • A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.

Anyone who knows me knows I am (was) so proud of my epic book collection. I could go to a bookstore and literally spend hours sitting in the aisles and browsing, afterward spending hundreds of dollars. I love knowledge and love to read non-fiction. It makes me feel more confident in voicing my (strong) opinions, knowing what the fuck I’m talking about, haha.

However, in January 2014 I sold them all, except for a few favorites I left at my mom’s to keep for me when I took off for Asia. Now I stick with a Kindle, which isn’t as satisfying as turning a page, but far more travel- and eco-friendly. The Kindle Paperwhite is the best option for me. It’s thin, light, waterproof, and has different storage options. Plus, I don’t need to mention how much paper it saves.


Eco-Friendly Travel Yoga Mat

Eco-Friendly Travel Yoga Mat
  • PORTABLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT: Take your yoga practice anywhere with the compact and lightweight JadeYoga Voyager Mat. Weighing just 1.5 pounds and folding up like a yoga block, it easily fits in gym bags, carry-on luggage, and backpacks. This travel-friendly mat measures 1/16" thick, 24" wide, and 68" long, making it perfect for on-the-go yogis. Stay committed to your fitness routine wherever life leads you.
  • NON-SLIP AND STABLE: Enhance your poses and maintain stability with the Voyager Yoga Mat. Crafted from natural, open-cell rubber, it offers exceptional grip compared to synthetic mats. The slim design provides excellent traction, allowing you to focus on your practice without slipping. Great for men, women, and anyone seeking a nature-friendly and slip-resistant workout mat.
  • NATURAL MATERIALS FOR YOUR WELL-BEING: Experience yoga in its purest form with JadeYoga's mats made from natural materials. Our Voyager Mat does not contain PVC, phthalates, heavy metals, or harsh chemicals. Embrace a cleaner practice and maintain mat cleanliness with JadeYoga's plant-based Mat Wash. Devote more time to your yoga journey and worry less about harmful substances.
  • SUSTAINABLY SOURCED RUBBER: At JadeYoga, we care about the future of our planet. The Voyager Yoga Mat is proudly made in the USA using thoughtfully sourced, natural rubber. This renewable resource is harvested from rubber trees, ensuring a sustainable production process. Join us in preserving the environment with every pose you strike.
  • BE THE CHANGE: Join JadeYoga's commitment to environmental conservation. With each mat sold, we plant a tree through our partnership with Trees for the Future. Over 2.5 million trees have already been planted. Inspire change and contribute to creating a better world for future generations while enjoying your yoga practice.

There are a ton of eco-friendly yoga mats out there that I absolutely love, but for travel, I prefer the Jade Voyager. Actually, Jade has two different travel yoga mats – the Voyager and the original Travel Mat. The Voyager is slightly thinner and weighs a little less, which I prioritize when traveling. For any other traveling yogis out there, this is one of the best sustainable travel products to have.

Both are made of natural rubber, which comes from trees. To offset this, for every mat sold, Jade Yoga plants a tree! That’s right, since 2006, they’ve planted over 1,000,000 trees!


Solar Lantern

Solar Lantern
  • Bright solar powered lantern with 75 lumens of LED light. Multiple brightness settings make it a perfect indoor or outdoor light.
  • Lightweight, inflatable, collapsible, waterproof (IP67), shatterproof, and dustproof. Completely safe for children.
  • Great for camping, hiking, fishing, emergency preparedness, patio parties/picnics, fun in the pool, and more. Makes a perfect gift.
  • Long Battery Life - Up to 24 hours of light when battery is fully charged. No additional batteries needed!
  • Two Ways To Recharge (Solar & USB) - Recharges in approximately 10 hours of direct outdoor sunlight or by micro USB input (cord included) in 1-2 hours.

This solar-powered lantern is a great product to have on-hand for hiking, camping, or at home for emergency preparedness. In the event that sunlight is low, it’s also chargeable by USB (cord is included). It’s also inflatable and waterproof, so don’t worry about it getting wet!


Solar Charger

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Solar Charger
  • 25000mAh High Capacity: The solar power bank charges up 6-8 times for a cell phone and 2.5 times for a tablet, great for a week-long trip.
  • Large Solar Panels: This solar charger comes with 4 high-performance solar panels that can reach 6W in direct sunlight to keep your phone up and running even in places without electricity.
  • Fast Charging: With the upgraded 15W output, the portable solar charger can fast charge an iPhone to 50% in 30 minutes. One USB C port and dual USB A ports achieve the simultaneous charging for three devices.
  • Perfect for Outdoors: Built in bright flashlight; Compact and easy to hang it on your backpack to get sunlight, a must-have for various emergencies.
  • 2.5X Recharging: The USB C port supports both input and output. A full recharge will take about only 8 hours with a PD fast charger (not included). Internal security system protects your device from damage.

This is a great solar charger to have handy. There are four solar panels, making it much more efficient than most others on the market, who seem to use solar charging as a backup and not a primary energy source. There is also a micro-USB to use for charging in the event that sunshine is lacking. The design is rugged, durable, and waterproof, making it perfect for camping or other adventure activities.


Eco-Friendly Food & Beverage Accessories


Collapsible Cups

Collapsible Cups
  • ➤ [Product Information] - 2 pack travel cups come with 2 straws.
  • ➤ [Tips]- First, please make sure the lid and hole are totally sealed after the cup is full of drinks. Second, don't put the cup in your backpack when the cup is full of drinks, because vigorous shaking may lead to loosening of the plug.
  • ➤ [Material]- This collapsible travel cup added a anti-scald ring for safety. Besides, we increase one more collapsible layer to enlarge the capacity. Our collapsible travel cup made of good silicone, plastic lid.
  • ➤ [Awesome Design]- Our portable travel folding silicone cup comes with hiking hook. It is easy to be hung on the bag of a connective hand rope and portable hook. Fits well in your pocket, purse, backpack, suitcase and takes up no space, ideal for outdoor hiking, camping, travel, and sport events. Also perfect using in office as coffee cup.
  • ➤ [Easy to Carry] - These cups are durable and easy to carry. It is very suitable for outing and camping. The cups can be washed by a dishwasher and the plastic cup sleeve on the cup is removable.

The Crenics set comes with two collapsible food-grade Silicone cups, each holding up to 19oz (550ml). They are lidded and even have a mini-carabiner to attach to your bag. Perfect if you’re traveling as a couple or want an extra to keep at home. As a bonus, it can be used as an eco-friendly, portable water dish for your pet! If you’re someone who really likes to drink from a straw, don’t forget to also purchase some reusable, eco-friendly reusable straw instead of plastic straws. I find it so much nicer to sip on a metal straw anyway.


Organic Shopping Bags

Organic Shopping Bags
  • LARGE CAPACITY: These large bags measure 18”W x 14.25”H.
  • 100% ORGANIC COTTON: Made from eco friendly, biodegradable organic cotton
  • MULTI USE: These bags are perfect for groceries, the beach, shopping, the pool, travel and much more.
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Hand sewn with the highest quality organic cotton, these bags are made to last.
  • MACHINE WASHABLE: Wash on cold gentle cycle, hang to dry.

These organic cotton reusable shopping bags are perfect for travel or home use. I’m from the Canada, where you generally only have a ‘paper or plastic’ option – of course the paper bags break easily, are not reusable, and I don’t even need to go into the harmful effects of the plastics.

Now, living in Europe, you are not given grocery bags automatically, you have to pay for them. This is great for dissuading people from using plastic bags, but also a pain in the ass if they don’t offer cloth bags as well. These organic reusable shopping bags are great not only for groceries, but shopping of any kind. They’re durable, washable, and fold up nicely in your luggage.


Bamboo Cutlery

Bamboo Cutlery
  • BAMBOO VS. Bioplastic: If you're looking for eco friendly cutlery, make sure it's made with bamboo! Genuine bamboo cutlery is truly sustainable because it is a GRASS which can be harvested in 3 years.
  • SUSTAINABLE, RENEWABLE, ORGANIC: Our bamboo disposable utensils are the better ECO FRIENDLY alternative to plastic. Bamboo is the fastest growing and most renewable sustainable plant in the world.
  • STRONG STURDY PREMIUM CRAFTSMANSHIP: Bamboo’s incredible high tensile fiber makes it the SUPERIOR material for polished tableware. Strong, smooth, reusable & recyclable.
  • MODERN, STYLISH FOR ANY OCCASION: Your guests will love this bamboo cutlery set. Perfect for parties, picnics, BBQ, camping, rustic weddings, travel or daily use. An inspiring conversation starter!
  • 300 PC Spoons

Ideal for camping, hiking, or to keep a set of cutlery on-hand while traveling, bamboo is the way to go. Bamboo is technically a grass which is super-fast growing. It’s biodegradable, compostable, organic, and durable. If you’re looking for sustainable materials, bamboo is the perfect plant and a great component of the best eco-friendly travel products.


Reusable Coffee Cup

Reusable Coffee Mug
  • Collapsible cup: It’s literally never been easier (or more fun) to bring your own reusable cup! This compact cup collapses down to just 2 inches. Whether you’re enjoying coffee or smoothies, the 12 oz Stojo is perfectly portable for your commute, camping trips, and travels. When you’re done, simply remove the heat sleeve, open the tab, and collapse it down. Leak-proof, fits standard cupholders, and get a load of that Ink Black color!
  • Handles both hot & cold: Whether it’s hot tea or iced lattes, Stojo’s food-grade premium silicone and temperature-resistant sleeve can handle it all.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe: Yup, you’re welcome. To clean your Stojo, place it on the top rack of your dishwasher. Or, wash by hand. The Stojo Cup (and all Stojo products) are designed to come apart and back together again for a super deep clean. The separable parts are: heat sleeve, lid, collar, tab, and cup. (Note: our 12 oz cup does not come with a reusable straw.)
  • Safe & sound: Made from platinum food grade silicone and #5 recyclable plastic which means no BPAs, BPSs, phthalates, leads, or glues.
  • Sustainability shouldn’t mean sacrifice: In 2012, three Brooklyn dads had a caffeine-fueled idea: a collapsible, leak-proof coffee cup that makes it easy for people to say no to disposable culture (and look really, really good). Today, Stojo makes a host of ultra-portable accessories—from bottles, to bowls, to straws. They’re the ultimate planet-friendly products that make sustainable living easy.

This is another eco-friendly travel product that is great for both travel and local coffee shops use and that you’ll use for a long time. In the USA especially, many to-go, disposable coffee cups are made of Styrofoam – no bueno! Use this instead for your daily coffee fix. It’s collapsible so you can easily pack it in a carry-on.


Reusable Water Bottle

Reusable Water Bottle
  • AESTHETICS MEETS UTILITY - Sipping With Style Just Got Easier: Yomious glass drinking bottle has a sleek and chic design that is not only eye-catching and pleasing to look at but makes you crave water so much that your lips can’t help but fancy another feel of our premium prime Borosilicate glass which gives every drink an added layer of excitement, be it a super hot coffee or an ice cream shake.
  • ADVANCED IMPACT RESISTANCE - Silicon TightSleeve Shield: Ever wanted to take your favorite clear water bottle to the office, park, or gym but the thought of it instantly shattering scares you? Try switching over to Yomious glass water bottle with silicone sleeve as it is designed for sturdy impact resistance giving your ease of mind when carrying it. Truly Anywhere, Anytime.
  • RAW & NATURAL BAMBOO LID MEETS SCIENCE - Forget About Leaking Bottle Caps Ruining Your Furniture: Scared of your little fur buddies running around the house, flipping your travel water bottle, and creating a mess? Yomious reusable water bottle has a natural bamboo lid that is effectively wide mouth designed with a stainless steel insert and a commercial-grade Silicone O-Ring seal to give you spill-proof glass drinking bottles with lids.
  • SIP IN THE SUN - Leaching & BPA-Free Glass: Stay hydrated throughout your day and leave the chemical leaching worries to us as this leak proof water bottles is engineered with prime Borosilicate glass shielding your water from harmful chemical leaching and bacterial growth to enjoy your sunny adventures peacefully.
  • GIFT A SIP BUDDY, NOT JUST ANOTHER BOTTLE - If for any reason you decide this glass shaker bottle isn't what you thought it was, we will replace it immediately with no hassle for your peace of mind. That’s how confident we are in our dishwasher safe reusable water bottle.

If you already know you are drinking from a safe water source, you don’t need water purification, just a reusable bottle. This one ticks all the boxes – it’s made of glass, silicone, and has a bamboo lid – all eco-friendly materials! It’s simple, straightforward, and affordable. BPA, PVC, Lead, and Cadmium-free, making it one of the safest options out there. Not to mention, it comes in a number of cute colors.


Water Purification System

Water Purification System
  • COMPACT: 16 oz. purifier bottle makes safe, clean drinking water from virtually any freshwater source
  • FAST AND EASY-TO-USEIdeal for international travelers, hikers, and emergency prep kits
  • REMOVES WATERBORNE PATHOGENS (e.g. Hepatitis A, Norovirus, Rotavirus); Bacteria (e.g. E. coli, Salmonella, Cholera); and Protozoan Cysts (e.g. Giardia, Cryptosporidium)
  • AWARD WINNING [OnePress] design Just Fill from any sketchy freshwater source, then Press on a low surface (e.g. ground), then Drink safe water, anywhere
  • FILTERS particulates (e.g. sediment, silt), many chemicals (e.g. chlorine, benzene) and heavy metals (e.g. lead, arsenic); zero aftertaste, eliminates bad odors, improves clarity and flavor

Here is a reusable water bottle that also acts as a water purifying system. It’s very straightforward and easy to use – plus, it kept me safe drinking river water in Ecuador! One filtration cartridge from Grayl saves the equivalent of 300 plastic bottles! Alternatively, the Steripen is a very popular option. Really, it depends on your needs and preferences. If you know you’ll be drinking from questionable sources, this is one of the most important eco-friendly travel products you could invest in.


Final Thoughts

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of sustainable travel and how it can help with environmental conservation. There are many ways to be environmentally conscious while on vacation, from packing your clothes in eco-friendly reusable bags to carrying less plastic water bottles by using refillable metal or plastic containers. I hope these tips help make your next trip a little more eco-friendly and sustainable! What is one of your favorite eco-friendly travel products that you use during your travels? Share them with us in the comments below so we can include them in our post as well!