I write this on the night of the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. Nothing declares summer time more than a picnic in your favorite outdoor spot, does it? Here are some products that will help keep your picnic eco-friendly, because after all, picnics are about enjoying the outdoors, not destroying it.
Eco Picnic Basket: You can’t have a picnic without a picnic basket! Enjoy this beauty from UncommonGoods.com . Made from 100% all-natural and renewable resources, this handwoven basket is the perfect carrier for your picnic goodies.
Reusable Picnic Napkins: These gingham-printed cotton napkins from BuyMyDrap.com can be washed and used again between your fabulous picnic dates. They come in a tear-off roll, so just tear off a few sheets and toss them in the basket!
Plant Starch Cutlery: Most people don’t think the words “plant” and “cutlery” go together unless the plant is what the cutlery is spearing. In actuality, plant starch is a fabulous resource that is being used more often in creating eating utensils, as it is compostable and a great alternative to plastic. These Plantware utensils are perfect for an afternoon in the park with your favorite chocolate cake.
Bamboo Plates: Moving along with our environmentally-friendly picnic, try swapping out your plastic plates for these lovely bamboo picnic plates from Viva Terra. Anything will taste delicious on one of these!
Turkish Picnic Cover: If this gorgeous, hand-woven tablecloth doesn’t make you want to spend an afternoon on your favorite patch of grass, I don’t know what will! Made in Turkey, this beautiful picnic blanket is made from pure cotton and is screaming for you to curl up with a great book, fine food, and enjoy this beautiful season.
So find a spot under you favorite tree and enjoy a lovely picnic in the park!