Sustainable products to take picnics to the next level

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The end of summer is here, but it’s not too late to get one last picnic in. We deserve to have a little fun after the year we’ve had, and barbecues and outdoor parties are a great way to get out and enjoy the sun on our faces while we still can. Better yet, it’s the perfect time to take your favorite sustainable swaps out for a spin.

From beeswax food storage wraps to the perfect glass carafe for summer sipping, here are products that will help make a fun day snacking outside more eco-friendly.

Public Goods Reusable Food Storage Wraps, $10 (Orig. $14)

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These adorable food storage wraps made from beeswax-coated cotton are my go-to natural alternative to plastic wrap when it comes to a waste-free kitchen. Not only are they reusable and washable, but they also create a safe, non-toxic seal that sustainable stores everything from avocados to cheese. Take these to any picnic and forgo the single-use plastic.

SISTAIN Bamboo 8″ Straws 4Pck + Cleaner, $12


Replace your single-use plastic straw with a set of biodegradable and compostable bamboo straws from SISTAIN. It’s a great way to sip sustainably and lower your carbon footprint.

Stojo 36 Oz Bowl, $20

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Meet the easy-to-clean and leak-proof collapsible bowl that stores 4.5 cups of hot or cold food. Stojo earth-conscious products are always a huge hit and this bowl does not disappoint.

Hydros Water Filter Pitcher, $32

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The Hydros glass carafe filters five times faster than other leading brands and is perfect for fresh water in under a minute. The filters are made from 100% coconut shell carbon in a BPA-free casing and are sure to be a mainstay this summer and beyond.

Repurpose Sectional Picnic Plates, $5.49

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Repurpose makes compostable dinnerware that does everything single-use plastic or paper products do minus the negative effect on the planet. The durable plates are made from plants and are a great eco-friendly alternative that will have you patting yourself on the back.

Three Main Liquid Dish Soap Bundle, $10.99 (Orig: $13.99)

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You’ll want to reach for Three Main when you’re back home and cleaning up post-picnic. Made with health and wellness in mind, this liquid dish soap bundle is planet-friendly, carbon-neutral and will get even the toughest of grease off your dishes and utensils.

If you enjoyed this article, check out Melanie Sutrathada’s ideas for making your kitchen more sustainable!

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