How I’m going Plastic-Free in Thailand

Ever since I saw Sir David Attenborough at the Blue Planet II premiere, I’ve been on a bit of a quest to reduce my plastic usage. This was reinforced after an evening with Martin Dorey and the purchase of his book No. More. Plastic.

The statistics that predict that in just a few short years there will be more fish than plastic in our oceans is quite frankly terrifying, so here’s how I’m pledging to go plastic free during my two weeks in Thailand.

1. Reusable Bottle
I recently invested in a Chilly’s Bottle which I love, so I’ll be bringing this one along for it’s first ever adventure. It’s very apt that the brand’s mission is¬†to ‘accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products’.

Chilly's Bottles

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2. No Straw Pledge
I’m making a pledge not to use any plastic straws during my time away – or well, ever. In time I will invest in a reusable¬†straw but we all have to start somewhere!

3. Bamboo Travel Mug
I’m fortunate enough that my full-time job works with Pukka, so I was able to get my hands on one of the company’s bamboo travel cups. I’ll be sure to use this in the airports and any other instances where I grab a takeaway hot drink.

Pukka Herbs Bamboo Cup

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4. Shampoo Bar
I’ve invested in a shampoo bar from Lush, that according to the brand can ‘take you around the world in 80 washes’. Not only does this mean a smaller carbon footprint, the product is lighter and slimmer than a shampoo bottle and can be taken in your hand luggage.

Lush Shampoo Bar

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5. Tote Bag
To avoid the use of plastic bags, I’ll be carrying a spare tote bag around in case I can’t stuff it all in my rucksack!

It’s not perfect, but it’s a good start. Imagine if all us of us implemented these five plastic reducing methods, how much plastic could be saved?

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