Plastic-Free Picnic Kit

Picnic season is here. Whilst we’ve all got used to using Keep Cups for the morning coffee run, there’s more to it when it comes to a plastic-free picnic. Plan ahead to enjoy a sustainable summer of eating outdoors with this essential kit:

Beeswax Wraps 

Replace plastic cling film with a natural beeswax wrap for your sandwiches. I’ve been trialling mine for the past few weeks and they not only have a satisfying mouldable texture, but they really do keep food fresh and can be wiped clean after use. These are made in the Cotswolds from 100% cotton with jojoba oil, pine resin and beeswax. Medium pack, £20 beeswaxwraps.co.uk

British Wool Picnic Blanket

You might think this British wool rug too pretty to use outdoors, but it’s got a neat waterproof backing that keeps it from getting dirty, and real leather straps making it easy to transport. £115 atlanticblankets.com

Hay Stainless Steel Lunch Boxes

Forget plastic tupperwares, stainless steel keeps your veg crisp and crunchy far better than plastic. Hay make these Indian-lunchbox style picnic containers in a range of sizes. £25, liberty.co.uk

Chilly Water Bottles

Chilly water bottles keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Fill with chilled rosé or ice-cold water. £25 chillysbottles.com

The Basket Room Bicycle Baskets

These fair-trade bicycle baskets are handmade in Northern Ghana from wild vera grass. Available in a number of colours, the tiered shape can be fastened to any bicycle and filled with picnic goodies. £65 thebasketroom.com

Ikea Blue Rim Enamel Plates

We love it when Ikea takes on a classic like these chic blue rimmed enamel picnic plates. £2.50 each ikea.com

Meri Meri Stripy Straws

Avoid turning to plastic by keeping these fun stripy straws in your bag – the red and white barber pole is pleasing enough for adults as well as children. £5 merimeri.co.uk

Baggu Canvas Drawstring Backpack

Baggu bags are so lightweight they’re ideal for travelling. Fold it up and put it in your suitcase wherever you’re off to this summer. Made from 100% recycled cotton canvas, this simple drawstring backpack is pretty and sturdy at the same time. £40 antibadstore.com

Hario Salad Dressing Bottle 

Pre-dressing salads makes for sad, soggy leaves. Keep your olive oil or dressings separate in this slim Japanese-designed bottle and toss on-site. £10, Hario at arket.com

Enamel Splatterware at Labour & Wait

Labour & Wait stock the original and the best  Crow Canyon spatterware that’s been in production since 1977. Shop plates, bowls, cups and mugs in navy or burgundy. £8.50 labourandwait.co.uk

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Plastic-Free Picnic Kit
— Daisy Allsup
9th May 2018