It’s hot and we need to stay hydrated. But to what expense? If you are an avid airline traveler, then you know the drill: guzzle down that $3 (and at some airports $5!!) bottled water before walking through the security check point. How many of you have actually tossed that half full (or half empty) bottle into the trash (or hopefully recycling bin), just so you can get to your gate on time? And since you want to have water while on the plane, once again, you shell out another $3–$5 (to those price gougers) for yet an additional disposable water bottle. Did you ever think of bringing your own reusable bottle with you? Just show the security officers that it is empty. This way, once you walk on the other side of security, all you need to do is find a water fountain or ask one of the myriad of vendors in the terminal to fill with ice and water. Voila!
Not only have you kept the landfill free of bottles (if there’s no recycling available), but now you have your reusable vessel for your travels.
Do you have any green travelling tips you’d like to share? Here at Earth Promise, we’d love to hear from you.