Breaking the plastic mould

One of my goals on a four week break in the UK and Switzerland was to try and get through it without buying plastic bottled water.

My strategy was simple, take my own water bottle where ever we went and fill it up where I could.

I was on track right up until the final day when I was thwarted at Geneva Airport. My full water bottle was picked up by security so I had to empty it. No problems, except there was no place to fill it on the other side so I brought a bottle of local spring water to tie us through before we boarded our flight to Dubai.

Australians buy almost 15 billion plastic bottles every year and many of these end up in landfill or in our waterways and into our oceans.

On past trips, I would have gone through a bottle of water or more every day. That’s 30+ bottles and every one of them would have been plastic.

At home, I make a conscious effort to reduce the plastic I use. Now I do it when I travel. Little things make a huge difference.


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