Friday, July 23, 2010

Zero Waste Picnics

Pack a waste-free picnic and head to your favorite park, shady green space or back yard for a great time with the whole family! You can do your part for the environment by thinking carefully about the impact of items that you bring. Remember, it's the little things that matter!
Here are our favorite tips for a picnic without any environmental guilt!
  1. Take along reusable plates, cups, cutlery and cloth napkins.
  2. If you need to wrap something up, use reusable sandwich and snack bags or pack food in reusable containers like Tupperware and/or glassware. If you don't have any available, use tin foil (which can be recycled) or wax paper (which can be composted).
  3. Bring beverages in reusable mugs and/or reusable water bottles. Save money and reduce waste by not purchasing disposable water bottles.
  4. Only make as much food as you need and bring back the leftovers to compost.
  5. If your picnic is for a large crowd and bringing your own reusable plates is not feasible, go with biodegradable plates, cups and cutlery. Large groups can enjoy eating outdoors without leaving a lasting reminder in the local landfill with plastics made from renewable resources like corn and potato starch, and tableware and cutlery derived from corn, potatoes and sugarcane waste.
You can also find this post at Greenwala!

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