Hello adventurous soul, travelling and exploring our beautiful world is a joy, but it also carries a responsibility to tread lightly and limit our impact. That’s why Bob has put together this guide to help you discover simple yet impactful tips for eco-friendly travel. From transportation choices to dining locally, let's explore the world sustainably, leaving behind only memories and a positive impact. Let's make every adventure an opportunity for a greener tomorrow.
While you’re travelling
The heavier your luggage, the more fuel is needed for transportation. Pack only what you need and choose versatile clothing to reduce the number of items you bring.
USE DIGITAL TICKETS
Choose electronic tickets and guides on your smartphone or tablet to reduce paper waste. Bob W’s digital check-in and guest area is perfect for this.
USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT OR WALK
Explore on foot, by bike, or by using public transportation rather than renting a car. Not only is it more sustainable, but it’s also the best way to experience a place.
Look for accommodation that has sustainable practices, such as recycling programs, energy-efficient appliances, and water-saving initiatives. Or go one better and choose Bob W, where every night is fully offset.
While you’re exploring the neighbourhood
CHOOSE TO DINE LOCALLY
Support local restaurants that serve organic, locally-sourced, and sustainably-produced food. Avoid chain restaurants that may have higher carbon footprints.
MINIMISE FOOD WASTE
Try to order smaller portions, share dishes, or take leftovers with you to avoid food waste. Be mindful of your consumption.
JOIN ECO-FRIENDLY TOURS
Choose tours and activities that are designed to be sustainable and have a reduced impact on the environment.
SHOP LOCALLY AND RESPONSIBLY
Support your chosen neighbourhood, by shopping local, not only will you find more authentic gifts, made locally, but the associated carbon footprint will be reduced vs imported goods.
While you’re staying at your Bob
REDUCE WATER & ENERGY USE
Take shorter showers and reuse towels to save water. Turn off lights, air conditioning, and heating when you leave your room.
REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE
Bring a reusable water bottle, to reduce single-use plastics (stay with Bob and this is included). Refill your water bottle from filtered water stations when you’re on the move.
USE REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS
It reduces plastic waste and single-use plastics, which I’m not a fan of, that's why you’ll find a stylish tote for you to use and take home at every Bob.
REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE
Make an effort to dispose of waste properly, using recycling bins and avoid excessive packaging. At every Bob recycling is made super simple.
PACK ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS
Look out for biodegradable toiletries and sunscreens that are less harmful to the environment. Staying with Bob, then we’ve taken care of that for you, with toiletries included.
And don’t forget to share your sustainable travel experiences and tips with friends and on social media to inspire others to do the same.
At Bob W, sustainability is something we work hard at. We're taking every step we can to lessen our impact on the planet. From our large scale mission to find buildings, amenities and furniture with the lowest possible carbon emissions. To the smaller touches you'll find when you stay, such as reusable water bottles and super simple recycling systems.
Every stay with Bob W is climate neutral, we fully offset our emissions and work to emit less in the first place. So join us and experience a sustainable, authentic, and unforgettable stay that blends with the character of the neighbourhoods we call home.