Should travellers start playing a more important role?


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Every year more and more people are starting to travel. We all want to live our best lives and often find ourselves dreaming of the flavours, the exotic words, the impossible landscapes and natural wonders.
Understandably we leave the worries and stresses of home behind. Whether it be backpacking South East Asia or vacationing on the Amalfi Coast. 
Unfortunately these experiences can often crowd our better inhibitions of responsible travel. 
Faced with the already easy, convenient alternatives and lack of facilities the trail left can easily accumulate. 
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At what point though should we take responsibility for our consumption whilst travelling?

Every minute, every single day, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. 
In most cases developing nations simply don't have the infrastructure to manage the consumption of their own population without factoring in visitors.
For example, in Indonesia 8.4 million tourists visited in 2017, staying an average of 3 weeks. Let’s say each drank on average 2 litres of water per day. That’s about 1 million plastic bottles used per day in Indonesia from tourism alone.
If you consider that 80-90% of plastic waste in Indonesia is inadequately disposed and therefore at risk of polluting our oceans these numbers are staggering.
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Although developed nations have far less mismanaged waste there are few countries setting examples in regards to recycling.
The Australian population produce 3 billion tonnes of plastic yearly, yet only 12% is recycled. What’s more frightening, up to 130,000 tonnes of that plastic will find its way into the world’s oceans.
Globally we have only recycled 9% of all plastic ever produced. 
It is a grim future the world’s citizens are facing and by choosing not to act on reducing our consumption we are only contributing to this mess.
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We believe that time has long passed and have been naive to the issue ourselves with the distractions of travel.

Our dream is for every traveller to make a conscious effort in leaving a greener trail. To help be a part of the solution and share a more environmental message throughout their journeys with other travellers and locals who have yet to be shown a better path. Yet to be shown an alternative or even be aware of the dangers plastic has on the environment and our own health. 
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While it can seem to be a challenge, especially in countries where tap water is unsafe to drink. This challenge certainly only makes it a more rewarding experience when you realise how simple it is once you’ve started. 
Packed with the right essentials and you've added less than one kilo to your backpack. We would say a small price to pay for a plastic free trail.

It is a great privilege of us all as travellers to be informed and it is vital for our future to start playing a more important role. 
We ask you to consider the magnitude of the plastic problem and take steps to reduce your plastic consumption.
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