Celebrate Summer With These Sustainable Picnic Essentials
Nothing says Summer like a sweet lil picnic in the sunshine, but gone are the days where we feel comfortable creating a ton of garbage just to eat on the go. So what are the best switches to make dining al fresco an earth-friendly adventure? I stopped by Eco-Conscious General Store Logan & Finley to stock up on the most sustainable pieces for my seasonal feast - check out the roundup below for my top picks!
A Lightweight Picnic Blanket
Chances are you’ll have a fair trek to find the perfect open-air spot to enjoy your treats, and no one wants to lug a heavy blanket in the summer heat. I swear by Turkish towels like this gorgeous one from ethical and sustainable brand Stray & Wander for all my picnic needs - not only do they make the perfect blanket, but they are lightweight, quick drying and double as a swim towel for an afternoon dip!
A Refillable Water Carafe
By now most of us are used to travelling with a reusable personal water bottle, but there’s something extra pretty about a refillable glass carafe like this one from Weck. The lid detaches for easy cleaning and clips back on to protect your lemon water from picnic pests. Keep things light and easy by carrying it empty and filling it up on site (check your destination for clean water sources in advance!).
A Reusable Bag
I do love a good multi-purpose item and a market string bag like this one from Credo works perfectly to pack your picnic haul while doubling as a grocery bag when off duty. It holds a surprising amount - I packed it with most of my picnic items and it held up well, and is biodegradable as well as ethically made.
Refillable Snack Tins
Sleek and practical, a set of refillable tins like this nesting set of stainless steel ones from Dalcini ups your picnic aesthetic significantly and makes tidying up a breeze. Once all your yummy treats have been consumed, this set of 3 tins fit inside each other (with lids on!) to take up only the smallest amount of room in your bag or basket!
Reusable Glass Cup
Again a fan of multiple uses per item, I appreciate that I can show up to the picnic with my morning coffee in a reusable glass cup like this one from Sol and then give it a quick rinse and use it for my lemon water. A silicone band and top help hold things icy or hot while keeping cups and lids out of the trash. Shop this one in-store at Logan & Finley.
A Wooden Platter
Sharing snacks is half the fun of picnic-ing and a chic and sustainable wooden board just begs to display your seasonal fare. Save on space (and dishes!) by creating a communal platter that pops neatly back in your bag after a quick wipe. Shop this one in-store at Logan & Finley.