Summer grilling is the quintessential past time for spending the warmer, longer days outside until the sun goes down. My mouth waters as I imagine the smell of an open flame grilling a favorite protein, veggie, or even fruit. However, have you noticed how much waste can happen at a bbq party? So much plastic, so much extra food!
I've put together a list of helpful sustainable items to help you prep and navigate your next outdoor get together. Whether a picnic, potluck, or grilling session, these products are better options for reducing waste and making the most of what's already out there. Enjoy!
Reusable Aluminum Cups
These 100% recyclable and reusable aluminum cups keep things cooler than their plastic counterparts. Aluminum cups are similarly priced to plastic and are widely available in stores like target, walmart and amazon.
Beeswax wraps are an effective alternative to plastic food storage. Made with 100% recycled paper these wraps are fully biodegradable. The beeswax acts as a seal to keep your leftovers fresh for days to come.
Disposable Party Pack
Hosting a crowd? Why not invest in eco-friendly disposable items for your guests. Made from eco-friendly materials like bamboo this party pack allows for easy and guilt free cleanup.
LED lights have been all the rage these past few years, and for good reason! Besides being energy efficient, these lights come in countless shapes and colors making it the perfect addition to any party.
Breathable Hemp Tees
Feels like cozy cotton, breathes like a light linen. Our Goldie Hemp Tees are great for protecting the skin under the relentless sun, but also breathable and light so you're staying cool as a cucumber under (the heat's) pressure. Sizes XS-3X in colors Golden and Ocean.
Sparklers are a safe and convenient way to experience the thrill of fireworks. While not all brands keep the earth in mind, intergalactic fireworks offers eco friendly options.
Eco-friendly Picnic Blanket
For those chilly nights around the fire, try out these outdoor blankets from Rumpl. They create their dynamic and colorful blankets from recycled plastic water bottles.
Eco-friendly Bug Spray
While enjoying the outdoors it is hard to avoid the bugs. Thistle Farms has created an essential oil bug spray that keeps creatures away without harming them or their environments.
Modal Ribbed Tanks
Durable, comfortable, lightweight, and lasting. Our Donna Modal Ribbed Tank is gentle on the skin, but tough in the heat. Buy 3 and get 1 for 50% off. Sizes XS-3X in colors Black, Sage, and Toffee.
Compostable plates are a great alternative to average paper or plastic ones purchased at the grocery store. While similarly priced these plates will decompose quickly since they are made from plant based materials.
Bamboo is one of the most versatile plants in the world. Not only are these plants flexible and strong for their size, but they also grow quickly. This provides Totally Bamboo with a sustainable source of environmentally friendly material to transform into reusable bamboo flatware sets.
IGLOO ECOCOOL Trailmate
An adventure cooler that makes Earth (and you) very happy. IGLOO built their up-for-anything ECOCOOL Trailmate wheeled cooler with post-consumer recycled plastic (diverting it from the landfill).