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Early this year my youngest son finally got the bike thing down (yay!). This has meant we have spent a lot of family time hiking and biking around our local parks. Most of these outings include a mini picnic consisting of some sort of sandwich we grabbed on the way there.
I really never thought about it before but the trash really adds up. There’s four of us so usually, there’s at least a sandwich wrapper (sometimes they double wrap it), a bottle with cap or a cup with a straw, and a chip bag — times FOUR.
One of the easiest ways to be more eco-friendly is to use reusable products like those made by bambu®. Yes, pre-packaged and fast food items are often easier to throw together but there’s just SO MUCH unnecessary waste.
Why not use products that you can use over and over again? It makes so much more sense.
bambu® offers affordable, earth-friendly products for the whole family.
So I ditched the excess trash, bought a picnic kit, and stocked it with bambu® and other reusable products.
For this fun, hot dog picnic we used the following bambu® products:
Veneerware® Fancy Bamboo Plates
The great thing about these plates is that you can wash and reuse them or dispose of them. They are completely biodegradable and compost in 4-6 months.
I love the extra edge detail too — so much nicer than paper plates!
Reusable Bamboo Straws
A crazy number of plastic straws are used daily and they are hurting the environment. Instead, these bamboo straws are reusable and 100% USDA certified organic.
I love that they are easy to clean too with their included all-natural cleaning brush!
These guys are the perfect picnic item! A fork and a spoon in one that’s naturally anti-microbial.
The less I have to pack the better!
Travel Utensil Set with Eco-Conscious Pouch
SO easy to just toss into the picnic basket! Includes a fork, spoon, and knife. The spoon was perfect for scooping ranch onto our salads.
Short Bamboo Salad Servers
Made from a single piece of bamboo. Easy to grip and look great!
This kitchen towel was great to use as a napkin instead of paper products! And, these adorable mini cupcakes looked so stylish on this eco-friendly serving tray. It made me want to eat them even more!
Classic Bamboo Cutting/Bar Board
The perfect travel size to cut things on the go and to use as a prep spot!
Are you ready to make the right choice?
Life is about choices. People make about 35,000 choices in just one day. Let’s make some of those choices be for the better. Better for our families. Better for the environment. Let’s face it — better for everyone!
Bambu’s source of wild grove bamboo is audited annually since 2008. The organic certification ensures that this is the highest quality bamboo, grown without chemicals or pesticides.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.