Ways to have an eco-friendly hol­i­day


HT City - - Lifestyle - Ab­hi­nav.verma@ htlive.com

Fix: Most im­por­tantly, get ad­e­quate sleep — min­i­mum eight hours. To feel re­laxed, use frozen cu­cum­ber slices as ice packs for the eyes. You can also ask your der­ma­tol­o­gist to rec­om­mend a re­plen­ish­ing un­der-eye cream for you. Spiffy! That’s how Ir­rfan looked in his choice of at­tire for film pro­mo­tions, re­cently. He was styled to per­fec­tion in a blazer with a shirt and trousers. The hat added to the look.

Ho­tel stays dur­ing a va­ca­tion can be a lav­ish af­fair even with­out wast­ing re­sources. How, you won­der? By not ask­ing for fresh bed­sheets and toi­letries un­nec­es­sar­ily and mak­ing good use of door cards etc, say ex­perts. Here are more tips for an eco-friendly hol­i­day.


Ask for fresh bed­sheets and tow­els if not nec­es­sary. A lot of wa­ter gets wasted in wash­ing them. Be­ing con­scious about what you re­quest for will lead to a more ecofriendlier space and help re­duc­ing car­bon-foot­prints that to­day stand as a cause of de­struc­tion of our planet.

Ask for more toi­letries. Al­most all of us at some point of time have taken that sham­poo we liked so much and kept it in our bags. A lot of ho­tels pre­fer to re­fill the bot­tles with sham­poos and save the cost of buy­ing more plas­tic bot­tles. You can do your bit to save that ex­tra plas­tic bot­tle and make that bit of dif­fer­ence, too.

Leave the power con­nec­tion turned on. Leav­ing your room with­out turn­ing off the lights or tak­ing that key card out of the power socket wastes so much elec­tric­ity; that, too, in a coun­try with sev­eral power cuts. Take the re­spon­si­bil­ity and don’t waste that en­ergy.


Make use of door cards. We of­ten ig­nore them and the house­keep­ing staff ends up clean­ing our room, re­plac­ing the un­soiled bed­sheets and tow­els. To avoid un­nec­es­sary clean­ing, put the ‘Do not dis­turb’ card at the knob. This way the house­keep­ing will not en­ter your room and save that pre­cious wa­ter.

Make use of the wa­ter from the restau­rant. The essence of not pur­chas­ing that bot­tled wa­ter one after the other lies in sav­ing your own car­bon foot­print. Plas­tic is also ab­so­lutely non-per­ish­able.

Use wa­ter care­fully. Just like you would at home, don’t keep the tap on un­nec­es­sar­ily while us­ing the bath­room, be it for brush­ing your teeth or tak­ing a bath.

Use fruit card to of­fer fruits only on re­quest in­stead of reg­u­lar ba­sis. This helps re­duce food wastage.

Pick ho­tels with sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tives. This in­cludes the in­stal­la­tion of en­ergy ef­fi­cient lights, oc­cu­pancy sen­sors, faucet aer­a­tors, low flow fix­tures such as show­er­heads and rain wa­ter cap­ture sys­tems.

Stress can cause your skin to break out, and can also lead to pig­men­ta­tion Pome­gran­ate and prunes are rich in an­tiox­i­dants that help in skin re­ju­ve­na­tion

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