Keep these tips in mind when packing your suitcase or backpack:
- Do-it-yourself (DIY) travel-size toiletries. Save small containers, rinse them out, and fill with shampoo, conditioner, and other products needed for your trip. Reuse for your future packing needs.
- Pack a cooler. Bring beverages and snacks from home — this can reduce waste since many convenience items are packaged.
- Pro-tip: save cans and bottles so you can get your 5-cent deposit back.
- Use solar power. Small solar power banks are available for travel to charge phones and other electronics.