Updated: May 8
Eating outdoors especially with friends and family is a big highlight of the spring and summer each year. Whether you love a get together in the park, are planning a staycation or want to make the most of your garden or outdoor space we have loads of great options for you.
Picnics, BBQs and outdoor dining are not always the most eco-friendly or green activity. The great thing is that nowadays disposables and single-use items can be a thing of the past; we have amazing ethical and zero-waste options from recycled glassware, reclaimed wooden cutlery to reusable organic bamboo straws and even picnic blankets made from recycled plastic bottles. Find our top eco-friendly outdoor dining options below:
Eco-Friendly Picnic Blanket
Our throws may look too nice to be used outdoors, but the great thing is that as they are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles (yes, you read that correctly!) they are as perfect for the outdoors as they are indoors. So, even better, they are a multi-purpose multi-use product reducing the need to buy separate items. The throws are all handmade, are stain-resistant and can simply be popped into the washing machine for a clean when needed.
Eco-Friendly Reusable Cutlery
All our cutlery sets come in a handy travel pouch - so no losing lose forks or straws along the way. These cutlery sets are made from reclaimed organic dark ebony wood - a beautiful natural product that is plastic-free and biodegradable. They are lightweight but strong which is perfect for when you are on the go and each set also includes an organic bamboo straw and cleaning brush.
Eco-Friendly Reusable Straws
Long gone are the days of single-use plastic-straws thank goodness. We have three different reusable straw sets that are perfect for smoothies, juices, water, fizzy drinks and cocktails. Choose from our organic biodegradable bamboo straws, our stunning limited edition ocean straws or for ultimate stylish and luxury go for our rose gold and black edition straw set. Each set comes with a handy cleaning brush and travel case or pouch. All lightweight, they can easily be cleaned with the brush or simply pop into a dishwasher.
Recycled eco-friendly glassware
Handmade, 100% recycled, fairtrade and stylish; our recycled glass collection is perfect for creating a beautiful al fresco dining setting. The slight green tint gives our glasses a Meditteranean feel. We have tall glasses, tumblers, wine glasses and our carafe - all perfect for sipping on a glass of wine, cocktails and soft drinks. Available as a set or as pairs so you can add to your collection as you need to. You can find our guide on eco-friendly recycled glass here.
Natural eco-friendly coconut bowls
We love a cold glass of detoxing coconut water, but what happens to the discarded coconut shell? Most are simply discarded or burnt. Coconut bowls are not only a brilliant way to save the shells from being wasted but are beautiful and the perfect addition to any table setting. All our bowls are organic, natural, plastic-free and biodegradable. Perfect for picnics and outdoor dining. Great for nibbles, breakfasts outside, snacks, picnic items, tapas and desserts. Simply rinse with soapy water to clean (check out our easy-care guide here).
Eco-friendly bamboo lunch boxes and storage containers
How about getting your items to a picnic or bbq? Bamboo boxes are a great sustainable alternative to plastic Tupperware, single-use containers or heavy glass storage. Lightweight but strong, bamboo fibre is a brilliant renewable material that makes our large lunchboxes perfect for picnics, BBQs and more.
Eco-friendly utensils and salad servers
You've made a beautiful nutritious salad only to realise you don't have any utensils for people to serve themselves with. We have three different sustainable utensils and salad servers materials that are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Choose from our stunning teal 100% recycled metal servers, our beautiful sustainable bamboo utensils that come in an array of gorgeous colours or our sustainable wooden lightweight utensils engraved on our 100% renewable electric engraver with fun and cute designs.
Eco-friendly 100% recycled tapas bowls and salad bowl
We love all those nibbles you get with a picnic or bbq - from salads to tapas, meze, snacks, crisps, chips, nuts, sweets and more. Our tapas and salad bowls are made from 100% recycled aluminium are fairtrade and look absolutely stunning on any table or picnic blanket.