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How to Plan a Zero-Waste Picnic

This year, summer is going to feel different. It is finally time to step out of our homes without any fear of infectious diseases, and bask in the warm sun in all its glory. Whether you want to have a picnic at the beach or in a park, you can now unwind and simply take in the beauty of nature that surrounds you.

However, just because you’re going on a picnic doesn’t mean you throw caution to the wind and let loose! Remember, it’s becoming increasingly important to make sure you minimize waste. Unfortunately, the idea of zero-waste picnics isn’t as common as it should be. This is why beaches and other picnic spots are often littered. With people becoming increasingly aware of the importance of waste reduction, it stands to reason that we should all play our part.

So, if you want to enjoy a zero-waste picnic, below are some tips that you can follow.

Drinking

This summer promises to be a bright, cheerful one. You just know you will have to keep yourself hydrated, especially if you are spending a lot of time outdoors. Instead of going for disposable plastic cups and glasses, why not get a thermos flask or a reusable bottle?

Not only are you lowering your expenses, but this one-time purchase will last longer and contribute to a healthier lifestyle. This thermos flask is made from organic bamboo with a stainless-steel lid. The lid can also serve as your cup for your hot chocolate, coffee, herbal tea, or any other drink you prefer.

 

We have a whole range of eco-friendly travel mugs and bottles to suit all and make plastic a thing of the past when it comes to drinking

 

Food Storage

It is always a hassle to store your foods in a long-lasting way. Plastic bags and containers are often single items that are discarded after usage. Fortunately, there are plenty of reusable boxes and containers readily available in the market. When planning a zero-waste picnic, food storage items are a critical aspect that you need to consider.

You might also go for reusable ziplock bags, which are completely airtight and leak-proof. You can even store your liquids in these ziplock bags, making them a highly convenient storage item. 

Zero-Waste Snacks

When it comes to food, you often need to make a tradeoff between taste and health. Or at least that’s what the general perception is. However, it is not so. You can definitely have a scrumptious meal while giving your body all the nutrients it requires and make it zero-waste too. A three-in-one package!

Instead of bringing all sorts of junk food, try bringing some homemade, organic vegetables and salads. Dried fruits, granola, and nuts make for a delicious treat any time of the day and can be used as toppings too. If you feel bloated, have some herbal tea to make you feel instantly light and boost your immune system.

Such foods don’t necessarily require extra packaging, so you don’t have to bring too many storage items. The lesser the amount of plastic, the healthier your lifestyle.

Conclusion

If the idea of a zero-waste picnic seems daunting, let us assure you that it isn’t. In fact, it is quite easy and anyone can do it!. Our planet could do with a lot more waste reduction than what is currently being done, and every small step helps.

If you want to read more or browse our store for starting a completely organic and sustainable lifestyle, visit our website for more information.

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