Green Gatherings: Hosting an Eco-Friendly Picnic with Sustainable Plates

A picnic table adorned with sandwiches, fruit, and drinks, accompanied by eco-friendly glass, straws, and plates.

What's one thing that comes to your mind when you think about planning an outdoor picnic? If it's single-use products, then, we are on the same page.

It's true that single-use products like paper plates or plastic cups can come in handy, but these are pretty bad for the environment. In fact, out of the total plastic produced worldwide, half of it is single-use plastic. And, where does it end up? Well, it either ends up choking a marine animal or ends up in a landfill for several decades (even centuries).

The point is if you are looking for picnic disposable plates, it's best to stray away from plastic. Instead, you can go for several eco-friendly alternatives like sustainable picnic plates, made out of plants. So, if you are planning a summer-time picnic, here's everything you need to know to make it eco-friendly while ensuring it's fun too!

Single-Use Plastic Alternatives for Eco-Friendly Picnics

Contrary to what people might think, sustainability isn't intimidating. It is easy, especially if you choose the right alternatives. And, we, at EcoSoul, offer a wide variety of single-use plastic alternatives that are not only 100% plant-based but also compostable.

Streamlining the world's shift to a more sustainable lifestyle, all products at EcoSoul are made out of the planet's fastest replenishing resources like bamboo, palm leaves, plant starch, and sugarcane bagasse. Besides just being safe for the planet, these products are also toxin or chemical-free, highly durable, extremely sturdy, and perfect for on-the-go convenience.

For instance, our palm leaf plates are hand-crafted from naturally fallen Areca palm leaves. These picnic plate designs feature sleek natural textures with a summer aesthetic, further adding elegance to your set-ups.

Some Best Buys for Eco-Friendly Picnics

Here are some of our personal favorites for setting up eco-friendly picnics-

Palm Leaf Plates

These eco-friendly picnic plates are perhaps the best alternative to plastic or paper plates. being 100% plant-based and compostable, these plates are perfect for handling all kinds of saucy dishes or heavy meals. They are also microwave-safe and free from toxins.

Plant-Based Compostable Cutlery

It's time to ditch those plastic cutlery with something that is super sturdy. Made from plant starch, this plastic and paper-free cutlery is a guilt-free way to enjoy your meals.

With durable-built and water-resistant properties, our plant-based assorted cutlery is also free from toxins or chemicals.

Plant-Based Compostable Party Cups

What's a picnic without some fizzy drinks? And, with our plant-based compostable cups, made from cornstarch, these cups are a perfect way to enjoy without harming the planet.

Making your gatherings easy and guilt-free, these cups also come with a back-to-nature promise. So, with these, party however you want, without leaving a trace behind.

Bamboo Napkins

Need something to wipe away your mess? Well, these bamboo napkins will wipe your mess, not the trees. Made from sustainable bamboo, these napkins are also highly absorbent, tear-resistant, and naturally anti-bacterial.

Plus, these napkins are paper, plastic, and tree-free. Check them out here.

Compostable Trash Bags

Here's something heavy-duty with an extra light footprint. made from plant starch, these plant-based compostable trash bags are here to wrap up all your mess in a planet-safe way.

Perfect for eco-friendly disposal, these trash bags are also tear-resistant, leak-free, and lock in the odor. Shop them here.

Lemonade made in eco friendly glass

10 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Picnic

Stating again, setting up an eco-friendly picnic is pretty easy. Here are 10 easy ways for sustainable picnic planning-

  • Try using a recycled picnic blanket to cut down on textile waste.
  • Plan everything and cook from scratch.
  • Bring loose snacks to reduce plastic packaging reliance.
  • Ditch single-use plastics.
  • Try plant-based single-use alternatives instead.
  • Repurpose reusable containers to store leftovers.
  • Use plant-based resealable bags to store food.
  • Shop local and buy organic.
  • Use bamboo napkins instead of paper napkins.
  • Clean up after using a plant-based trash bag, made from cornstarch.
  • Always try to repurpose your leftovers.

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