Plan an eco-friendly picnic with your family – it’s so easy with the Open Nature® Earth Day Box products from Jewel-Osco!
Use these tips to know what to pack and how to teach your kids about sustainability at the same time.
This post has been sponsored by Jewel-Osco. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
How to Pack An Eco-Friendly Picnic
Sustainable living is really important to me and my family. So it’s only natural that when the weather is so beautiful, we want to pack a picnic and enjoy it. There are lots of ways to protect the earth while also enjoying it at the same time.
If you have ever felt torn between using convenient disposable things like plastic bags and forks and spending more money on sustainable products, I have good news for you! You don’t have to spend a whole lot to pack an eco-friendly picnic without compromising on quality.
Here are some budget-friendly ways to pack a sustainable and earth-friendly picnic. You can have this picnic in the backyard, the local park, or even on your living room floor if the weather isn’t cooperating.
1.) Plates and Utensils
You can always pack your plates and utensils from your kitchen and just wash them when you get home. But if you don’t want to bother with the mess, choose the cost-efficient and high-quality Open Nature® compostable products.
Thanks to Jewel-Osco and Open Nature®, you can enjoy convenience items without destroying the planet. I love this! No more mess and I am not hurting the planet.
These products are available exclusively at Jewel-Osco at a great value compared to national brands. So go stock up on some before you picnic!
2.) Food Storage
Next, consider how you are going to pack the food. For casseroles and family-sized portions, store the food in a glass container. For disposal, you can utilize an Open Nature® compostable trash bag!
We all know that plastic straws are OUT. But if you still enjoy straws at your picnic, that’s ok! The Open Nature Compostable Straws are compostable*. My family and I love using these straws with the Open Nature plastic free cups too. All the Open Nature compostable items are BPI certified, so I have a clear conscience when I use them.
Bring some organic lemonade to the picnic in a portable glass drink dispenser.
It really is super easy to enjoy a picnic with your family while caring for the environment at the same time.
Best Place to Shop for Earth-Friendly Products
My favorite place to shop for sustainable picnic products is Jewel-Osco. This is mainly because of how easy it to find everything I need.
When I walk into Jewel-Osco, I am greeted by a rainbow of fresh produce! I slowly walk around the fruit and vegetable stands, picking out all my favorites: strawberries, cucumbers, apples, and peppers.
Then, I fill my basket with some earth-friendly picnic products and check off the rest of the items off my list. The store is always airy, clean, and easy to find what I need. And you can only find these Open Nature products there!
But if I’m in a rush, I don’t mind using their app. It can save me so much time. I can find the exact aisle for what I need on their app! And it saves me money, too, by shopping their weekly savings and earning fuel rewards.
Enjoy Nature On A Family Picnic
Take a frisbee and a camera and enjoy your family picnic. Going for hikes and just soaking up the sunshine is so good for the soul and a wonderful way to create memories together.
*All components are made of plant-based material certified compostable in industrial composting facilities. Check locally, as these facilities may not be available in your area. No current certification for backyard composting.