Once you're aware of how many single-use items are used everywhere you go, you can never become unaware.
It's so easy to avoid plastic and single-use items on a plane and on my recent trip to Mexico, we actually found it to be quite beneficial! Guac on a plane? Yes please.
This might sound like a lot of work, but it's really not! Most people don't realize that you can bring full meals on an airplane! I do it all the time, without question! I honestly bring a lunch kit with me full of snacks and meals!
Say no to airplane snacks
If you're the type of person to cave in to the salty or sweet treats that the flight attendants bring by, pack yourself a similar snack! Bring your container to Bulk Barn and fill it up with your favourite treat or make it at home!
Bring your own water bottle
You can also bring an empty reusable water bottle and fill it up once you're past security! If you forget, you can ask the flight attendant to fill it up for you! Yes, they still pour out of plastic water bottles but theirs is a lot bigger than using a ton of small ones. It's a small win but the best bet would still be to fill it up before you get on the plane! Did you know that Airline flights in the US use 1 million disposable cups every six hours! (source here).
What about the way home you ask?
Even better! If you're at an all-inclusive and your check-out is near a meal time, head to the buffet and get excited about how you can extend your Mexican meals for a little longer! Fill it up without guilt! After all, you did pay for it! If you're not in a resort, make a point to head to a local restaurant and get them to put your to-go meal in your container! Close it up and off you go! Not going to lie, we may have filled up our reusable tumblers that we brought from my post about how to have a Zero-Waste Vacation, with margaritas! Just make sure you finish it before security and you're good to go!
I hope you found this post beneficial in some way! If you have any other tips and tricks for reducing your plastic waste while travelling, I'm all ears!