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In this video, I talk you through some of the items I sail and travel with to reduce my negative impact on the environment. I hope it gives you some ideas on what you can do to make a positive impact for a healthier ocean! If you have any questions, let me know in the comments of the video on youtube or in the comments of this blog post!

Check out the video for a few ideas you can incorporate into your travel adventures to reduce your plastic footprint!

Disclaimer: No brand is paying me to mention them! Recommendations are based on my own investigation and testing. It’s YOU who enables me to create this content by supporting in your way. THANK YOU!

Check out the video for a few ideas you can incorporate in your travel adventures to reduce your plastic footprint!

Disclaimer: No brand is paying me to mention them! Recommendations are based on my own investigation and testing. It’s the VIPirate Patrons who enable me to make these videos. THANK YOU!

Find below a list and links of some of the items mentioned in the video

What items can you put in your zero waste travel kit?

1. Refillable Water bottle

Here are a few reusable bottles suggestions.

2. Travel-friendly WaterFilter

The one I choose for the boat: Katadyn Vario.

Available on



Read: 10 more individual travel-friendly water filter solutions

3. Bamboo ToothBrush

Try to find one with natural bristles too, like these on LifeWithoutPlastic (Americas/ Canada)


Europe: ZebraWoo + Charcoal floss

4. Self Made toothpaste

Coconut oil + bakingsoda+ essential oil + activated charcoals

Mouthwater rinse: seawater!

5. Ocean Friendly Soap/Shampoo

Here is a blog post on that.

6. Straws

Here are some straw alternatives

I make my own bamboo straws for my travel kit.

Become a VIPirate and I cargo sail one to you!

7. Sunscreen

Here is an extensive blog post on sunscreen.

In the Americas, I recommend Stream2Sea:


I use: The Ohm Collection (I source in the Netherlands)

And I make my own sunscreen. Here is how.

8. Produce Bags

I wrote a blog about bags here.

9. Food Wrappers

I recommend vegan wax wraps in your travel kit. Have a look at Etsy who is creating what in your area.

My go-to shop in Holland: GreenJump

10. Toothpicks

11. Reusable TeaBags

12. Water Filter Drops

13. Reusable Bag

I just created these #PLASTICFREENOMAD bags :) With the transparent / as eco-friendly as I could find – brand Rapa Nui. Would you like one? You can get one as a VIPirate.

14. Take-Away Box

I use my diving mask box for take away food.

A transparent brand I recommend: EcoLunchBox

15. Natural Deodorant

Baking soda works great!

Also nice (Dutch Brand): Lekker in een Potje

16. Local Circular Design

17. Coffee grinds

Bonus! Not mentioned in the video:

Reusable Cup

And check this blogpost on what else is in my eco-friendly travel kit.

Rethink Research Reduce Reuse and Recycle Upcycle!

If we all do our bit all together we can make a big wave of change!

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Other resources from the video:

The blog of Pirate in Crime Paula (@AllendeLosMares): 

Jorge’s project: Sailing vs plastic

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As always, opinions are my own. No organization or brand is paying me to write this or mention them. What matters is saving the ocean. Sometimes links to ocean-friendly alternatives to plastic contain affiliate links. If you’re looking to purchase something, huge thanks if you purchase it via this website (but try to find it locally first! ). At no extra cost to you, orders and bookings through this website give me a tiny piece of the pie that help me keep investigating, exploring and creating content about on ocean action and solutions! The information presented here is not a substitute for specific training or experience. When going into the outdoors it is your responsibility to have the proper knowledge, experience, and equipment to travel safely.

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Hi! My name is Suzanne. I'm here to help you go on ocean adventures and make positive impact for a healthier ocean. Explore this website to learn what I do and how you can make some splashes too!

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