I usually get a bit slack with reducing my wastage when I'm travelling. How about you? I've always carried my reusable water bottle in the car but that's as far as it went, until recently. When travelling or eating out on the run it can be very hard to avoid single-use plastic. But I've found a bit of prep and forward thought can really help reduce this sort of plastic wastage.
I knew I needed to get my act together and get a little car kit together but I kept procrastinating. My final breaking point was taking the boys for sushi in the food court during the school holidays and there were no other options but single use plastic, and we were eating in the food court. I was pretty wild they didn't have other options (especially since we were eating in the food court). And I was upset with myself for not being prepared and bringing something with me. I started working on my kit that afternoon!
So I finally now have a great kit in my car that includes: cups, reusable stainless straws, cutlery, fabric napkins, stainless steel containers with lids for our sushi, leftovers, etc. I went a bit fancy and picked up a flax kete from Go Eco for $16. It's hand made by a local woman in Kawhia, you may have seen her on Seven Sharp a few weeks ago. I love it, it makes it feel pretty special!
I always have a reusable drink bottle in the front of my car and a JOCO coffee cup in my glovebox and I keep the kit in the boot of my car ready for when we need it.