Sustainable ideas to make your next outdoor picnic environmentally friendly.
Looking for ideas on how to make your picnic more sustainable? Take a look at some of the simple things you can do below. They might be small changes, but they will make a huge difference...
1. Bring reusable plates, cutlery and glasses
Forget single-use cutlery, plastic food bags and disposable plates which will end up in landfills, and opt for tried and tested eco-friendly alternatives, so you can pack a picnic knowing you’re doing your bit for the planet. The PARGO insulated cup will help you keep your cuppa hotter longer & your favourite mixer icy cold, even longer. Easy to use, easy to clean. Loves to travel & even fits in your cup holder.
2. Purchase the right produce
Organic farming practices reduce non-renewable energy use, lessen groundwater pollution, and promote biodiversity. Organically grown food is better for your body, too. Hit the farmer’s market that morning. Buying produce from local farmers cuts out the transportation factor.
3. Make your own-dips
Hummus, Guacamole...these popular dips can easily be made in the kitchen using ingredients many of us already have. Tomato salsa, for example, is made by blending tomatoes, onion and garlic (remember to opt for loose ingredients). As well as being much cheaper to make yourself, you'll also have fun doing so. Don't forget to bring some refreshing fruits too!
4. Use any leftovers to make compost
Instead of throwing away leftover food, use them to make compost when you return home. Keep hold of these for your compost heap, from vegetable peelings to fruit waste and teabags.
5. Drink sustainably
Pass on the plastic. Aluminium cans are better than plastic bottles when it comes to serving sodas. If you’re serving beer, consider growlers instead of cans or bottles. The PARGO Growler is perfect for Brewery refills and will keep your drinks how you intended; ice cold or steaming hot. It's durable & easy to carry, taking you further anywhere and everywhere.
6. Sustainable set-up
Don’t forget these outdoor essentials that’ll keep you safe and comfortable all day long. These picnic must-haves will protect your family and friends from the sun and they'll create the dreamy picnic set-up.
Sustainable Beach Umbrella You can reduce your risk of sun damage by staying in the shade under an umbrella, tree, or another shelter. Your best bet? Find your favourite Sustainable Beach Umbrella. All are made with 50 reused plastic bottles and designed with sustainability, convenience, and style.
Organic Beach Blanket Reversible, lightweight, and extra-large. Perfect for your picnic set-up. OEKO TEX Certified, 60% Cotton, 40% Linen Find your favourite Beach Blanket; they’re available in three reversible colours - Saffron/natural, Olive/natural, and Ivory/natural.