#BYORB Campaign to Bring Your Own Reusable Bottle

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Hello and welcome to the home of the #BYORB campaign.  This is where you can find everything you need to know about bringing your own reusable bottle to the airport and everywhere!  I will add campaign updates and progress to this page as we go along.

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I launched the #BYORB campaign because every time I travel I am horrified by the number of plastic water bottles we buy and throw away every day at airports all around the world.  By encouraging everyone to bring their own reusable bottle to the airport, we can make a huge difference to plastic waste, and we would all save money as we wouldn’t have to buy bottles of water every time we fly.

The three main areas I am focussing on for the #BYORB campaign are:

  • Encouraging people to bring their own reusable water bottle to the airport
  • Putting pressure on airports to install drinking water fountains, and make sure they are well signposted
  • Contacting airport retailers to find other solutions to selling bottled water

If you’d like to get involved with the #BYORB campaign you can sign this petition to put pressure on all national airports to provide water fountains so we can all fill up our bottles after security.


If you haven’t got a reusable water bottle yet, I have partnered with Water-to-Go to offer all Tales of a Backpacker readers and #BYORB supporters a 15% discount on the purchase of a Water-to-Go bottle so you can save even more money!  If you are based in the US or Canada, click here to order your bottle now, or if you are in Europe or Australia, click here.  Simply choose the water bottle you want to buy, and put in the code BYORB for a 15% discount on your purchase.

A reusable water bottle with a filter is essential for plastic free travel
A reusable water bottle with a filter is essential for plastic free travel

You can read more about the launch of the BYORB campaign and see what else you can do to get involved in the following articles: