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April 03, 2023 3 min read

Back to Basics: Top 5 Zero-Waste On-The-Go Essentials…

Let’s take it back to the basics. We all love nature, whether it is the beach or the mountains or just a simple walk outside, we wanted to show you 5 essentials we take to reduce our impact. Can you tick any off? And what will be your next swap? 

1. Reusable Coffee Cups 

Let me throw some quick statistics at you. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians dispose of an estimated 1 billion single-use coffee cups every year. This equates to around 2.7 million coffee cups being thrown away every day. YIKES. These cups are unfortunately often not recyclable due to their plastic lining, and you can guess it leads to significant environmental impact. So while making the switch to a reusable cup might seem like its a small swap, it has a huge impact! 

Have a look at these coffee cups made from coffee waste here or this innovative jar sleeve that turns your old jars into a keep cup, making it easy to take your favourite beverages on the go. This silicone sleeveis an excellent alternative to single-use cups, whether you’re sipping on a homemade smoothie or a fancy latte. Plus, it comes in a variety of colours and sizes, so you can customise your cup to your liking!

2. Charcoal Water Filter

This natural, eco-friendly product is perfect for those who want to improve the quality of their drinking water without resorting to plastic bottled water while on the go. 

These filters remove impurities from tap water, making it healthier and safer to drink. Plus, they come in small, portable sizes, making them ideal for on-the-go adventures. Learn more here…

3. Solid Bars 

Ditch the plastic and grab a zero-waste solid bar for your next adventure! Solid bars are lightweight, compact, and perfect for your travel needs. Plus, they come without all that messy liquid stuff - no more spills or customs headaches! Just pop it in your bag and you're ready to go. And the best part? You'll feel good about reducing your environmental impact and helping to keep our planet clean. 

We pride ourselves on the range of solid bars we offer from personal care, to cleaning, to pets, to laundry, to kids and all the way to stain removing.You can find them all here!

Ready for a waste-free and worry-free trip? 

4. Plastic-Free & Reef-Safe Sunscreen

When you're heading to the beach or spending time outdoors, sunscreen is a must-have. But, did you know that many sunscreens contain harsh chemicals that harm coral reefs and marine life? 

These chemicals include oxybenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, and homosalate and are already banned in places like Hawaii, Palau, and Key West, ( Florida)That’s why reef-safe sunscreen is the way to go, and you bet we have it! These sunscreens are safe for our planet and everyone living on it, making them an eco-friendly and responsible choice.

5. Bug Repellent

So, why do natural bug repellents work? They are scented with essential oils that bugs hate (but humans love). The scent repels them making natural bug repellents very effective. Our plastic-free and natural bug-repellent balm is a must-have for anyone spending time outdoors. It is 

Going back to basics with these eco-friendly on-the-go must-haves is a fun and exciting way to reduce your environmental impact. Get ready to have some sustainable fun on your next adventure!

Have another one for the list? We’d love to hear what you’ve been packing!

If you loved this blog, we think you'll equally love this one on The Top 8 Eco-Friendly Money-Saving Swaps On Aussie Lists…

Until next time GFZ's,

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