8 Eco-Friendly Essentials to Pack for Your Next Adventure: Travel Green, Travel Smart

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Greetings, intrepid explorers and eco-friendly warriors! …Ready to swap your office cubicle for a rainforest canopy or a mountain summit? Whether you’re heading off to explore the rugged trails of Arunachal Pradesh or the serene beaches of Bali, there’s one golden rule to follow: leave only footprints, take only memories (and lots of selfies). To help you on your mission to be a green globetrotter, TheGlitz has rounded up eight must-pack eco-friendly essentials that will have you saving the planet one adventure at a time.

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Reusable Water Bottle: Hydrate Without the Guilt
Plastic water bottles? So last century! Say hello to your new best friend – a sturdy, reusable water bottle. Opt for one with a built-in filter to ensure you’re sipping clean H2O wherever you are. Not only will you avoid contributing to the plastic pandemic, but you’ll also save a fortune. Imagine all the extra travel souvenirs you can buy with that cash! Choose a sleek stainless steel or BPA-free bottle, and hydrate like the planet-loving rockstar you are.

Eco-friendly LifeStraw Go 2 Stage Tritan Water Bottle
Eco-friendly LifeStraw Go 2 Stage Tritan Water Bottle

Eco-Tip: Your friendly online store Amazon stocks reusable water bottles. TheGlitz recommends LifeStraw Go 2 Stage Tritan Water Bottle With Carbon Integrated Filter Straw For Daily Use, Travel, Camping & Outdoor Activity (Pack Of 1), 22 ounce (Rs 3,199). Look for collapsible designs to save space in your backpack, and flaunt your stylish accessory on the ‘gram with a cool eco-friendly hashtag, #HydrationHero.

Solar-Powered Charger: Juice Up Sustainably
Don’t let a dead battery be the end of your adventure! A solar-powered charger is a game-changer for the eco-conscious traveler. Perfect for recharging your phone, camera, or any USB-powered device while basking in the sun. Just think – you’ll be hiking up a mountain, and your phone will be soaking up those rays, ready to capture that epic summit selfie.

Eco-friendly YUVORA Solar Charger with Foldable Panels
Eco-friendly YUVORA Solar Charger with Foldable Panels

Eco-Tip: TheGlitz found YUVORA Solar Charger with Foldable Panels, Outdoor Power Bank 18W Fast Charging, 20,000mAh Solar Powered Charger with Camping Light/Flashlight/Compass Type C USB Charger 3 Outputs/Dual Inputs (Rs 4,999), perfect for an adventure trip to the wilds. But you can opt for any brand, just find a charger with multiple USB ports to juice up all your gadgets simultaneously because multitasking is the key to modern exploration.

Bamboo Toothbrush: Clean Teeth, Clear Conscience

Beco Compostable Bamboo Toothbrush
Beco Compostable Bamboo Toothbrush


Ditch the plastic and go au naturel with a bamboo toothbrush. They’re lightweight, biodegradable, and much kinder to the environment than their plastic counterparts. Plus, using one makes you feel like you’re brushing your teeth with a tiny piece of a rainforest. Who knew oral hygiene could be so exotic?

Eco-Tip: TheGlitz picks Beco Compostable Bamboo Toothbrush with Ultra-Soft charcoal-activated Bristles, 100% Natural & Eco-Friendly (Rs 105). Opt for a travel case made from sustainable materials to keep your bamboo buddy clean and ready for action, whether you’re in a bustling city or a remote jungle.

Eco-Friendly Toiletries: Travel Light, Save the Planet
Travel-sized toiletries in plastic bottles? Not on our watch! Instead, pack solid shampoo bars, natural soaps, and lotions in eco-friendly containers. They’re lightweight, spill-proof, and last longer than liquid versions. Bonus: no more frustrating leaks ruining your clothes!

PRAKRTECH Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Hygiene Box
PRAKRTECH Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Hygiene Box

Eco-Tip: TheGlitz picks PRAKRTECH Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Hygiene Box, Travel Toiletry Kit with Zipper Pouch, Bamboo toothbrush, Earbuds, Toothpaste, and Bamboo Face towel (Rs 249). Store your solid toiletries in reusable tins or mesh bags, and flaunt your minimalistic, eco-chic packing skills to your fellow travelers.

Reusable Shopping Bag: Shop Green, Look Cool
A reusable shopping bag is an eco-traveler’s essential. Perfect for market finds, souvenirs, or just carting around your daily essentials. Choose a compact, foldable version that can easily slip into your backpack and whip it out when you hit the local markets. And let’s be honest, you’ll look way cooler than those folks with flimsy plastic bags.

 IVILLAGE Reusable & Foldable Fabric Tote Bags
IVILLAGE Reusable & Foldable Fabric Tote Bags

Eco-Tip: TheGlitz dotes on the IVILLAGE Reusable & Foldable Fabric Tote Bags for Travel (Rs 450). They are eco-friendly and lightweight. Choose a bag with a fun print or message that showcases your love for the planet and your impeccable fashion sense.

Stainless Steel Straw: Sip Sustainably

14AM Steel Straws + Straw Cleaning Brush
14AM Steel Straws + Straw Cleaning Brush


Sip sustainably with a stainless steel straw. Whether you’re enjoying a tropical cocktail or a morning smoothie, you’ll reduce plastic waste one drink at a time. Many come with a handy cleaning brush, ensuring your straw is always ready for action.

Eco-Tip: TheGlitz recommends 14AM Steel Straws + Straw Cleaning Brush (Rs 185). Attach your straw to a keychain or keep it in a small pouch for easy access, and enjoy your drinks guilt-free knowing you’re helping keep the oceans clean.

Organic Cotton Travel Towel: Dry Off the Green Way
Bulky hotel towels? No thanks. Pack a lightweight, quick-drying travel towel made from organic cotton or recycled materials. They’re compact, absorbent, and perfect for everything from beach days to unexpected rain showers.

Mush 100% Bamboo Light Weight & Ultra-Compact Turkish Towel
Mush 100% Bamboo Light Weight & Ultra-Compact Turkish Towel

Eco-Tip: TheGlitz finds Mush 100% Bamboo Light Weight & Ultra-Compact Turkish Towel Super Soft, Absorbent, Quick Dry, Anti-Odor Bamboo Towel for Bath, Travel, Gym, Swim and Workout (Rs 799), real cool. Choose a bright, eye-catching color so you can easily spot your towel in a sea of tourists at the beach or by the pool. Plus, it makes for a great photo prop.

Eco-Friendly Travel Journal: Document Your Green Adventures
Capture your adventures in an eco-friendly travel journal made from recycled paper. Jot down your memories, sketch the landscapes, or pen a love letter to Mother Earth. Not only will you have a tangible keepsake of your journey, but you’ll also have a guilt-free conscience knowing your notes are eco-friendly.

bioq Plantable Scribble Mini Notepad
bioq Plantable Scribble Mini Notepad

Eco-Tip: TheGlitz loves this eco-friendly journal from bioq Plantable Scribble Mini Notepad – 3×5 Size, 40 Pages – Eco-Friendly Seed Paper (Rs 799). You can also use a recycled pen or a pencil, and share your travel journal with fellow eco-travelers to inspire more green adventures.

So there you have it, eco-friendly explorers! With these eight eco-friendly essentials, you’re all set to embark on your next adventure while treading lightly on our beautiful planet. Travel green, stay chic, and remember – every little action counts. Let’s make sure our world is just as stunning for future travelers to discover. Happy (eco-friendly) travels!

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