Other plastic blunders while traveling: I went to an amazing ice cream shop called Jeni's and agreed to try a sample of their pumpkin and spice ice cream, which was immediately served up on an ultra-tiny plastic spoon. Darn. I also got a complimentary cup of coffee at my hotel in styrofoam because I was running late and I didn't have time to stop anywhere else (I'm totally addicted).
Avoiding Plastic: Travel Tips
All and all, I really didn't use too much plastic, but I still found it very difficult to travel and avoid the stuff. Here are a few tips I learned from my trip, though:
- Definitely, definitely, definitely bring your own stainless steal mug for water and other beverages. It will help tremendously.
- If you travel a lot, consider buying a set of travel silverware and a small stainless steal plate. I already have a set for camping that I'm going to bring with next time I travel.
- Try to avoid fast food restaurants if you can since many of them serve their food in plastic containers.