When you travel this summer, consider taking along reusable cutlery, water bottle, and a compact shopping bag
Eating while traveling can involve a lot of plastic spoons and forks, bottled water, plastic bags, and straws. Reduce your impact by taking these items with you and declining the plastic. More and more places offer bottle filling stations at water fountains. Soda fountains at rest areas have a water spout making it easy to fill up your own bottle. Bamboo cutlery is light weight and is easily cleaned by wiping. They also come in a handy travel case to make them easy to carry in your backpack or purse. You can find reusable shopping bags made of lightweight nylon that fold into a small sack when not in use.