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Tracy F.
Melissa C.
Erin R.
Krystle V.

Eco-friendly tips from ECOlunchbox Plus GIVEAWAY

Tracy F. 5 years ago

A-Tisket, A-Tasket, No Plastic in your Picnic Basket. 


As summertime begins and families head to the great outdoors to relish the summer months of fun, there are easy and fun ways to celebrate our love of Mother Nature by revising and reconsidering our habits. No act is too small to make a difference!

Picnics and barbecues, which often result in excessive waste that is difficult to recycle, can be a great change-making opportunity.

Say goodbye to throw-aways and plastics. Too often outdoor celebrations generate excessive waste because organizers are concerned about using breakable tableware outdoors and the hassle of cleaning up reusable.

One idea is to ask picnickers to BYO- dishes, water bottles, utensils, etc… This can be done tastefully if you explain you’re hosting a zero waste party and need some help to accomplish this in the great outdoors.

If that’s not your style, pack a sturdy cardboard box with reusables to share with your invitees, such as stainless steel picnic plates, assorted reusable utensils, cotton washable napkins, mason jars for sturdy plastic-free cups, etc… You’ll have some washing afterwards, but you’ll be feeling so happy with the money you’ve saved by not buying expensive throw-aways and the feel-great reduction of your trash, you probably won’t care there’s extra work.

Avoid plastic as much as possible since it’s not biodegradable and less than 1 percent of plastics are diverted to recycling. The remaining 99 percent of plastics go to the landfill or the environment, like our oceans where accumulations of debris are collecting in various “garbage patches.”

Let’s challenge ourselves to host the greenest outdoor celebrations we can this summer! 


By ECOlunchbox, specializing in stainless steel lunchboxes, trays and artisan lunchbags. 


SPECIAL GIVEAWAY:  To get you started, ECOlunchbox is giving away an ECOlunchbox Solo Cube.  View it here.  Comment below with your picnic must haves for summer. 


Thanks to ECOlunchbox for providing these tips.  

To learn more visit http://ecolunchboxes.com/


Melissa C.
Melissa C. 5 years ago

We never picnic without our JJ Cole Essentials picnic blanket

Erin R.
Erin R. 5 years ago

Apples

Krystle V.
Krystle V. 5 years ago

Fruit and water!!!

Tracy F.
Tracy F. 5 years ago

Congrats to Erin Reisman you are the winner! Please email us with your address at krystle@socalmoms.com Congrats :)