Sunny days and mild temperatures are finally here! Do you know what that means? It's time to break out the picnic baskets to spend some quality time outdoors.
Whether you're planning to spend the day at the beach with friends or in a park to celebrate a birthday with family, picnics are the perfect opportunity to relax while enjoying nature. In addition, you can transform this wonderful activity into a significant gesture for the environment by opting for eco-responsible meals.
Would you like to find out how this is possible? Here are some ideas for a picnic that will leave no trace on the planet.
Use reusable containers
The first tip is obviously to avoid using disposable bags and packaging. A completely eco-responsible option would be to turn to reusable containers such as fabric bags or metal jars. This way, you help reduce plastic waste!
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Opt for local and seasonal foods
By opting for local, seasonal foods at your picnic, you'll discover a range of benefits to enjoy: fresher and tastier fruits and vegetables than those grown out of season, supporting local farmers and reducing your footprint carbon linked to food transportation, to name a few. And let's agree, what's more pleasant during the summer season than visiting the local market to do your shopping?
Choose reusable bottles for your drinks
Did you know that according to a study conducted by Greenpeace, beverage companies alone produce 500 billion single-use plastic bottles each year? This is a sad statistic that highlights the importance of using reusable bottles for your water or fresh juice consumption. If you don't already have one at home, take a look at our wonderful Earthy bottle which is fully recyclable and available in 4 colors.
Don't forget the cloth napkins
Our last tip, but not least: avoid disposable paper napkins and opt for reusable cloth napkins instead! Not only are they a much more eco-friendly option, but they are also washable and reusable, making them an economical choice in the long run. By opting for cloth napkins, you actively contribute to reducing your waste while enjoying a much more pleasant option!
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What you need to remember from all this is that organizing an eco-responsible picnic is both rewarding and beneficial for the environment. By adopting practices such as using reusable containers or choosing local and seasonal foods, it becomes possible to reduce your ecological footprint while fully enjoying your outdoor experience. Every little gesture counts! So, whether at the beach, in a park or in the middle of nature, let your picnics be an inspiring example of sustainability and respect for our planet. All that remains is for us to wish you… Bon appetit!