The quandary of travel: travel, and you contribute to one of the largest sources of waste and greenhouse gas emissions there is. Don’t travel and you miss the majesty of our magnificent planet and all the people and cultures it is home to. The hypermobility of this new age is both a curse and a boon, but the single most glaring paradox we’ve been struggling with is our desire to visit places without a heavy burden of accompanying guilt.
Let’s face it, if you travel (unless by foot or a human powered machine) it’s almost impossible to go zero waste. Still, as a responsible traveller there are things you can do. We caught up with Sahar Mansoor, a zero waste lifestyle practitioner from Bangalore whose personal and home care brand Bare Necessities champions waste-free living. Sahar’s incredibly attuned to her actions and their consequences, and so we hit her up on ways to soften our carbon footprint.