How to Hold a Zero-Waste Picnic this Summer

How to Hold a Zero-Waste Picnic this Summer

After 20 months in and out of lockdown, we have freedom in sight! What better way to spend time with friends this Summer than with a picnic? There can often be waste associated with picnics, so we have come up with some tips to have fun whilst also minimising your environmental impact.

Plan Ahead

If everyone is bringing food, plan ahead to make sure you don't have too many leftovers. If the food isn't perishable, leftover food is great! But if it is perishable, and you are out in the sun for a long time, you don't want the food to go off and go to waste. 

If you do have leftovers, make sure to bring containers and one of our foldable eco-bags to carry them home. 

Bring Reusable Plates and Cutlery

Sure, it's tempting to use disposable plates and cutlery to cut down on cleaning, but if you do that every time, it really adds up! Instead, you can take our cutlery pouches and bamboo straws with you, then take them home to wash.


Take Your Own Bags for Trash

Depending on where you are picnicking, some locations may not have bins, or they may not get emptied often. It's a great idea to take your own trash bags to collect your food scraps. Our bulk food bags can double as trash bags, and can be popped in the wash with your next load!

Bring Fabric Decorations

If your picnic is also a celebration, ditch the plastic decorations and instead use fabric decorations that can be washed (if need be) and re-used! Our Christmas bunting is perfect for Christmas celebrations.