Picnic season is in full swing, and while we bask in the sun’s glory and indulge in al fresco dining, it’s imperative to remember our responsibility to Mother Earth. Hosting a sustainable picnic doesn’t mean compromising on style or convenience. With a little planning and some eco-friendly swaps, you can create an unforgettable outdoor experience that respects the planet. Here are our top tips to help you host a chic and sustainable picnic.

1. Sustainable Serveware

First things first, let’s ditch the disposables. Instead of single-use plastics, opt for biodegradable or reusable alternatives. Brands like If You Care offer an impressive range of eco-friendly products, from compostable plates and cutlery to FSC-certified baking cups. Their products are not only kind to the environment but also aesthetically pleasing, ensuring your picnic setup looks effortlessly stylish.

2. Organic and Locally Sourced Foods

Your picnic menu should celebrate the bounty of local, seasonal produce. Visit farmers’ markets to source fresh, organic fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and bread. Not only will this reduce your carbon footprint, but it will also support local farmers and guarantee the freshest flavors. Or why not make some of the food yourself – like these carrot cake muffins – recipe here.

3. Eco-Chic Packaging

When it comes to packing your picnic, steer clear of cling film and aluminum foil.  If You Care’s sandwich bags and parchment paper are perfect for packing snacks in a way that’s both functional and fashionable.

4. Zero Waste Clean-Up

After the feast, it’s time to tidy up without leaving a trace. Pack a few extra containers for leftovers to avoid food waste. For any trash, bring along a reusable bag to take everything back home for proper disposal. If you’re using If You Care compostable bags, simply toss them into your compost bin when you’re done.

6. Leave No Trace

Finally, the golden rule of a sustainable picnic: leave no trace. Make sure you leave your picnic spot as beautiful as you found it. Collect all your waste, double-check for any forgotten items, and perhaps even pick up any litter you find along the way. Your efforts contribute to preserving these spaces for future picnickers to enjoy.


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