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How to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics on Vacation

In the end, I avoided 79 pieces of single-use plastic and only used two on this weeklong trip. This experience reminded me that you don’t have to be perfect. Even if you mess up along the way, doing something makes a difference.

Travel writer Marie McGrory takes up National Geographic‘s Planet or Plastic pledge by avoiding single-use plastics during her trip to Belize on the eastern coast of Central America. In the video above, she shares four tips from what she learned from the experiment.

Plus, see what she packed to make a mostly single-use-plastic-free trip doable: A reusable grocery bag, a bamboo utensil set, a glass straw—we have metal ones we love but there are also paper and silicone onescollapsible silicone tupperware, bar soap and bar shampoo, reusable water bottles, and a steri pump.

Next: Paper Towel vs Hand Dryers, turning banana peels into a bioplastic, an innovative edible spoon, and how to fit 4 years of trash into a mason jar, a zero waste experiment.

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