Zero-Waste on the Road: 3 Surprising Ways

Some modern nomads take to a mobile or remote lifestyle as a way to reduce their carbon footprint and to make a positive impact on the environment. You don’t have to work or live remotely to practice a lifestyle that reduces waste and promotes sustainability. 

If you do live or work on the road you understand the importance of having a clean and inviting space. By choosing reusable items you can drastically reduce the amount of trash and money you throw away. You also have to love knowing you are are helping the environment as well as your personal space.  Below are three surprising ways you live a more sustainable life. 

Reusable, Not Disposable

Can we just talk about plastic sandwich baggies for a minute. These things are a dime a dozen and most people don’t think twice about them. But the fact is, they are not biodegradable and non-recyclable when used with foods, and they make up a surprising majority of plastic waste. These waterproof, reusable, and washable baggies have a zipper closure and are the perfect size for sandwiches and snacks for zero waste lunches. We love the tab hanger for mobile living because you can keep your smaller items organized and your surfaces clutter free. Buy several different designs of these reusable waterproof baggies to make your own set.

Sustainable Instead of Plastic

If your lunch requires more structure than a baggie can provide, then go for a sustainable option. This bento box set is made from sustainable wheat straw, it is BPA free and is microwave and dishwasher safe. By choosing this instead of a plastic version you will have a positive impact on the environment and you’ll be supporting more sustainable companies. This wheat straw bento box set is perfect to keep with camping and travel gear and also one to use for weekday lunches. I like that I can just take out the chopsticks and cutlery set to keep in my day-bag when I’m on the go.

Multifunction & Double-Duty Tech

A surprising source of our waste comes from discarded tech. By investing in multi-functional devices you are saving space, money, and the environment too. We love this 4-in-1 bluetooth speaker, charger, alarm clock, and LED nightlight. You don’t have to sacrifice your tech needs if you have a cramped space. The wireless feature allows you to place this wherever you are. The speakers and alarm clock provide function without taking up more space or resources. This 4-in-1 unit also means there is less negative impact on the environment. The more function you can combine in a single unit, the less stuff there will be in the world, and the better we will all be for it.

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