Keep Summer Travel Easy & Eco-Friendly with HYDAWAY’s Collapsible Water Bottles!
Travel inspires, teaches, provides insight, and gets us out of our comfort zone in a way no other activity can. But with the ever-changing pandemic protocols calling for an increase in single-use plastic and disposable PPE, travel is now taking a more serious toll on the environment and leaving behind a larger carbon footprint than ever before.
Pre-Covid, we were starting to make great improvements with avoiding single-use plastic, however the increased demand during the pandemic resulted in 8 million tonnes of covid-related waste, with about 26,000 tonnes of that waste polluting our oceans.
As Covid restrictions ease, it’s time to return to the good habits that were beginning to be “the new normal.” HYDAWAY is taking steps to counteract these statistics, reduce the negative impacts of travel, and make your journey easier and more eco-friendly. When you travel this summer, make this Collapsible Water Bottle your new travel companion and you’ll be better prepped to breeze through TSA and sleep easier knowing you did your part for the planet.
From pre-trip planning, to the airport, plane, and arrival in your destination, hit the ground running with our travel-ready, eco-friendly products that simplify your packing routine and help improve the health of Mother Earth.
Planning & Packing
Staying hydrated is key to staying healthy and feeling refreshed throughout air travel, but well-meaning TSA agents have other plans for your water bottles. We all know bottles need to be emptied before passing through security, and luckily, most airports have refill stations on the other side. Unfortunately, due to this minor inconvenience, some travelers leave their reusable bottles at home in an attempt to save time at the airport and space in their carry-on by purchasing bottled water in the terminal.
Spare the planet (and your wallet), and skip the purchase of pricey bottled water at the airport. Our ultra-stashable water bottles address both issues of time and space by collapsing down to a 1.5 inch disc when you need to cruise through the security line, and expanding into a full-sized bottle when you’re ready to refill. It’s small enough that you won’t even notice it in your carry-on, and grows to an impressive 17 or 25 ounce vessel when you need to quench your thirst. Made from non-toxic, food-grade silicone and BPA-free plastic, it’s a durable yet malleable bottle that’s a carry-on must-have for any eco-conscious traveler.
In-flight & Layovers
As we said above, making sure you drink enough fluids and staying hydrated before, during, and after a flight is important. Beverages are usually offered at least twice on any flight, as well as with the meal service. Every time a drink is served, another single-use plastic cup is used and then discarded within seconds. These cups typically have just enough liquid in it to wet the back of your throat and chances are high that you’ll ask for at least another drink or two throughout the duration of your flight.
Topping up your collapsible water bottle at the terminal refill station and sipping on that throughout the flight will cut back on the amount of waste you produce while in the air. When your bottle’s empty, collapse the bottle into itself, put it inside its travel case to keep it clean, and slip it back into your carry on until you’re ready to use it again.
Keep the momentum going when you touch down on a layover. Locate the nearest refill station (you can usually find them outside the bathrooms), fill your bottle back up, and you’re good to go again.
Destination & Adventure
It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying bottled water when you’re traveling. Who likes to lug around a clunky water bottle when exploring a new city, summiting a mountain, or relaxing on the beach? Whether you decide to hit the trails, the beach, the pool, or the streets–your collapsible water bottle easily goes where you go, eliminating the need to buy bottled water.
HYDAWAY’s collapsible bottles are super lightweight and convenient for transporting no matter your chosen activity. They’re also certified leak-proof, so you don’t have to worry about unwanted spills when you throw your bottle into your backpack or beach bag. And you can feel good about helping to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in our world every time you fill it up.
It’s also a good idea to stock up on these carbon filters and cleaning tablets when you’re away from home to help reduce chlorine taste and odor in everyday tap water and keep your HYDAWAY bottle spick and span.