Plastic Free July is an important global movement that challenges individuals and businesses to reduce their plastic consumption and seek sustainable alternatives throughout the month. At Roonee, we’re passionate about eco-friendly travel and embracing a plastic-free lifestyle wherever possible. In celebration of Plastic Free July, we’ve curated a selection of our top eco travel essentials that will help you minimise plastic waste while on the go. From shampoo bars to toothpaste tablets and solid deodorant, these products are not only effective but also gentle on the planet.
Shampoo bars for sustainable haircare
Say goodbye to plastic bottles and hello to shampoo bars! These compact and travel-friendly alternatives offer a plastic-free way to cleanse and nourish your hair. EcoLiving’s shampoo bars are among our favourites, with their natural ingredients and eco-conscious packaging. With a range of scents and formulas to suit different hair types, these bars are not only kind to your hair but also help reduce plastic waste. EcoLiving bars are made from a clever formula that doesn’t include soap, so there’s no transition time if you’re swapping from off-the-shelf bottled shampoo to a bar. Double check ingredients lists when you’re buying a shampoo bar, but many are paraben free and perfect if you’re a curly girl!
Toothpaste tablets for a fresh smile
Ditch the traditional toothpaste tubes and switch to toothpaste tablets for your oral hygiene routine. There are an increasing number of options on the market, and Lush’s toothpaste tablets are a fantastic plastic-free option to start with, packaged in recyclable materials. These convenient tablets transform into a refreshing foam when you nibble on them, leaving your teeth clean and your breath fresh. With a variety of flavours to choose from, they make brushing your teeth on the go easy and eco-friendly. We really love that they are such a space saving option and there is no risk of leakage!
Solid deodorant: staying fresh without plastic waste
Combat odor naturally and sustainably with solid deodorant. Earth Conscious offers a solid deodorant that not only keeps you feeling fresh but also comes in eco-friendly packaging. Made with organic and natural ingredients, this plastic-free alternative is gentle on your skin and the environment. Its compact size makes it perfect for travel, ensuring you can stay odor-free wherever your adventures take you.
Other plastic free travel essentials for Plastic Free July
In addition to the eco travel essentials we’ve already mentioned in celebration of Plastic Free July, there are numerous other plastic-free products that can enhance your sustainable travel experience. Consider investing in reusable water bottles, stainless steel straws, and bamboo cutlery sets to minimise single-use plastics. Reusable silicone food storage bags and beeswax wraps are excellent alternatives to disposable plastic bags and cling film for storing snacks or leftovers.