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In thisvideo I'm going to show you the zero waste items we pack for traveling theworld.
Our family is far from living a zero waste lifestyle but we try to dolittle things to reduce the number of single-use disposable items we throwaway.
These reusable zero waste items do make our luggage heavier, but we think it's worth it! Aloha! Welcome to Kensho Quest.
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And give us some thumbs up! Up first is our Hydro Flask tumblers.
These things are awesome for keeping your drinks either cold or hot.
To go along with our tumblers and other drinks we bring you along stainless steelstraws.
For our Hydro Flask tumblers I purchased the straw lids, but then Iwent ahead and I switched out the straw for these stainless steel boba straws, sothat we can use our Hydro Flask for getting bubble tea.
If you're gonna packreusable straws it's also a good idea to bring along a straw brush, so you'll beable to clean them well.
In addition to the tumblers we bring along our HydroFlask insulated water bottles.
These are really great for keeping our water coolwhen we're out sight seeing in hot climates.
Up next is our stainless steelsnack containers.
We've been using these Kids Konserve stainless steel containersfor almost 6 years now.
We like to use them both at home and while traveling.
Before a flight we always fill these up with snacks and pack up our snack bagfull to keep our kids happy while traveling.
Another item we bring alongmostly for our kids is reusable fabric napkins.
This helps cut down on the number of paper napkins or paper towels that we use.
For grocery shopping whiletraveling we bring along reusable grocery bags.
This one here is insulatedwhich is nice for any items that we want to keep cool.
We also picked up somereusable produce bags so we can put things like apples in these, get themweighed, and have a sticker put on them and avoid using a plastic produce bag.
Ifyou'd like to see more about zero waste shopping around the world, watch our playlist.
We also bring along a glass food storage container.
We like to stayat Airbnb apartment rentals for a month at a time and cook a lot of our own food, so it's nice to have something to put leftovers in in the refrigerator and notworry about any toxic chemicals leaching into the food.
Up next is Eco Nuts.
Theseare technically soap berries and they can be used for washing our clothes.
Weusually buy laundry detergent at our destination but it's nice to haveEco Nuts along in case we can't get laundry detergent right away.
It's super lightweight, its solid form, it's nice to have in our suitcase.
I also bring along a zero waste period kit.
I wear Lunapads organic cotton periodunderwear and they have removable inserts.
I bring about four pairs ofthe underwear and then maybe 20 of the inserts that I can switch out.
Theseare packed in a Logan and Lenora + Molly's Suds wet/dry clutch.
We also bring alongzero waste solid travel toiletries.
If you'd like to see everything we packedat the beginning of our trip check out our video on zero waste traveltoiletries that we packed for long-term travel.
We've also restocked some items along the way.
Doing zero waste grocery shopping in Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
So check out our videoon zero waste shopping in Malaysia to see all these natural beauty products we got.
I just wanted to tell you guys about this toothbrush real quick.
It's made out of horsehair and at first I was like “Oh, it's kind of scary but you know what we're trying to go zero waste and stuff, “so I got it and I tried it.
At first it tasted like a horse.
I mean, I don'tknow what a horse tastes like, but it was kind of gross.
So I boiled it inwater and then all the paint came off so I'm like “Oh, no!”.
But then I still use itand it still tasted like horse.
But I'm like, “I'm gonna just keep going with it and see what happens”.
About a week later, yeah, the taste went away and it works really well.
All natural, no synthetic bristles.
Yeah! Up next is cloth diapers.
When we started this trip our daughter was still wearingcloth diapers and training pants.
Now she's diaper-free! Woohoo! Yay! If you'd like to learn about cloth diapering while traveling, check out my video on my EC Peesychannel that will answer all of your questions about taking cloth diapers onvacation or for long term travel.
That wraps up the zero waste items we bringfor travel.
If you have any other suggestions, please share them with us inthe comments below.
None of us are perfect but we can all dolittle things to help our environment.
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