BUT… and there is a but… this trip did not come without a challenge, and a big one at that. Eleven days of travel, and Zero Waste.
Packing. I only pack in a carry on, I never check luggage. To achieve this and still feel like I have outfit choices, I packed with care.
Clothing. I packed all black, versatile clothing that could be layered and worn over and over again. This takes preparation so I definitely thought out outfits beforehand. Here are some of the outfits that I wore. I also brought laundry detergent to wash between wears.
(Left) was a pair of leather leggings, a blouse, blazer and I brought a scarf and heels in a reusable tote.
(Right) was a pair of trousers, a cropped top, the same blazer as the other outfit and I had my hair in a different style to change up the look. The shoes were the same as the outfit on the left. I also brought my breakfast in hand.
Supplies. Travel. I also brought a mason jar, a cotton napkin, a metal straw and my Life Without Plastic spork to eliminate the need for plastic cutlery.
Food. To ensure that I would have food during traveling, I brought a bunch of Organic apples that I ate for breakfast while in Switzerland my first few days, some peanut butter, and a reusable bag full of nuts, dried fruit, and energy cubes that I bought in bulk the day I left. Once I arrived in paris, I used the Organic and Fair Trade cotton bag to buy cookies and pastries so I didn't have to use a paper bag.
(Left) some cookies I bought from an Algerian pastry shop in Paris, it is my absolute favorite and they were so sweet and let me put all of the cookies that I bought in my cotton bag!
(Left) me on the train eating some of the bulk snacks that I brought from home that are in my cotton bag and some wine in my jar.
(Above, Left) some bulk food at a small shop in Paris (Above, Right) coffee at the airport in Zurich, no plastic! They had ceramic mugs and the sugar was in glass instead of individual packets!
…and for now.. that's it! Let's see how I do during my last three days here!