Sustainable picnic ideas for your summer spread

Tis the last long weekend of the year until Christmas, and we plan to make the most of it! If the British weather allows us to enjoy the outdoors what better way to celebrate the end of the summer than a perfect picnic.

We take a look at the best sustainable and ethical picnic accessories you can get this year to say goodbye to summer and look after the environment at the same time.

Just straw

We’ve all heard of paper or bamboo straws, but what about wheat straws? Eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable and fully compostable at home, they would be the perfect feature for any picnic.

Although designed to be disposable after single-use, they will can be used for more than one drink and are great for cocktails, coffees, and soft-drinks. Even better, you can use them for hot and cold beverages, and they don’t go soggy like paper straws do . Just Straw are giving the leftover stalks a new lease of life after they have been harvested for flour, grains etc, so no waste involved!


Wheat might be the new cool kid in town. After bamboo cutlery, let us introduce you the new trendy accessory for your picnic, the wheat cutlery set from Weety, a brilliant reusable alternative to disposable cutlery.

Light and compact to carry with you at all times and ditch single use plastic utensils, this set also comes with a box so you don’t lose them or get them mixed up with the rest of your bag.

Weety was born when Miguel, the founder was looking for a perfect durable and eco-friendly cup for his morning coffee. As he could never find The One, he decided to invent it himself. In addition, Weety are members of 1% for the planet, which means they are donate 1% of each sale to the organisation to help save the ocean.

Chilly’s Bottles

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You might see this bottle every day, maybe all of your colleagues in the office are sporting them, as it seems that everyone has one these days! The Chilly’s bottles comes in different sizes and various colours, with so many to choose from you wouldn’t know which one to pick! What’s great about this product is that it keeps your drink very cold or hot for a long time. We also like the fact that it comes in different sizes, so you don’t have to carry a heavy bottle if you don’t want to, you can opt for the smaller size one instead.

Chilly’s was founded in 2010 by James Butterfield and Tim Bouscarle, with the aim of providing people with the ability to always have cold water on-the-go, without having to buy single-use plastic water bottles. In pursuit of their mission, Chilly’s have now expanded their range including coffee cups, reusable straws and even a sustainable brush to wash your bottle. The brand is also partnering with famous designers as well with non-profit City to Sea, on their award-winning campaign Refill.

Black & Blum

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We love Black & Blum lunch boxes. They are simple but use the best material to store your food. Of course, the boxes come in different sizes and colours. Oh, and its leak proof, truly, which means that you can carry it in any bag without fearing ruining your bag. Cherry on the cake, the box is a 3-in-1, multi-functional lunch box allowing you to transport your lunch, cook dishes in the oven, and even store pre-cooked meals in a freezer.

Dan Black and Martin Blum met studying industrial design at Northumbria University. In 1998 they formed Black+Blum and based it in London. The company allowed them to express their passion and explore their originality for developing their own designs.

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