Waste Free

Plastic Free July Day 3 – Date Night : Picnic Cultery and Plates

I am back! First of all thank you to all of you that wished us well in our move. It went really well and we are now settling into our new home. Today I thought it would be cute to have three different date scenarios, where you might usually have waste. These are a day at the beach (or a sunny walk), a romantic dinner and a picnic!

On the blog today we are focusing on a lovely little picnic date, talking specifically about sustainable cutlery and plates. If you want to hear about the other little date ideas then don’t forget you can find these on Instagram and YouTube a little later on. If you missed it this is the video from day 2.

I see this all the time, especially on social media with peoples beautiful aesthetic zero waste photographs with bamboo cutlery and the first thing I think is “what was wrong with the cutlery you already had in your kitchen?”. Don’t get me wrong, if there is a proper justified reason for you to purchase bamboo cutlery, maybe for safety reasons or for children then sure, it is tonnes better than plastic ones but, on the whole, a fork is a fork right? Who cares whether it’s one from your kitchen or a pretty looking bamboo one?

Image from https://huskihome.com/collections/all/products/hand-carved-coconut-wood-cutlery-set-of-3-by-huski-home

My next thought is, “well come on Lottie, be fair, they might not have any cutlery of their own” which is quickly followed by “what about second hand cutlery then?” If neither of those options are available to you for whatever reason then one of my favourite brands for these sorts of things is Huski Home. Although, I don’t actually own any of their crockery, I have been admiring it for a long time and have one of their travel mugs (thanks to the Eco Earth Market!).

Huski Home are a family run business who use the husks of coconuts that would otherwise be wasted and repurpose them into beautiful plates, bowls, cutlery and basically anything else you might need for your romantic (or otherwise) picnic!

Image from: https://huskihome.com/products/sustainable-coconut-bowl-spoon?pr_prod_strat=copurchase&pr_rec_pid=5244119187605&pr_ref_pid=4596471562373&pr_seq=uniform

If you take anything away from today’s post make sure you remember that a step away from consumerism is not an alternative consumer lifestyle. We are aiming to have a low waste lifestyle for the environmental impact not for the aesthetics or to hop on the latest trend. Speak to you soon!

Lottie xx

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