When you start to put together a packing list for the whole family, you may notice how fast that carbon footprint can add up. Between plastic bags, throw-away mini shampoos and conditioners, and bottles of sunscreen—there’s actually a whole lot of “waste” that accumulates during summer travel. Packing for trips can be a collaborative effort between parents and kids, and it can also be a great way to have a conversation about how to reduce waste. With a bit of extra care and a few simple swaps, you can easily make your family’s packing more eco-friendly for your adventures this summer and beyond. We’ve put together some tips for how to pack the ecological way that doesn’t add a lot of stress or extra steps.