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It’s HOT! That means it’s the perfect time to hit the beach! Make your next beach outing a no-waste beach outing because our oceans need all the help they can get. By packing your lunch with waste-free alternatives to disposable picnic gear you will not only be saving money in the long run, but also keeping your foods free from sand, and helping to keep more plastic ware out of landfills (and the ocean!). Here is everything you need to have a fun-filled day at the beach that’s completely waste free!
No-Waste Beach Gear
Having fun at the beach means staying safe from the heat and sun. These waste free beach items will help you have fun, stay safe, and keep cool.
Fill it with your towels, sunblock, beach toys, and other beach essentials! This sturdy canvas tote can stand up to rugged use, sand and salt water. It’s a must have to make toting around your beach gear a little easier. Plus, when you’re not at the beach it makes a great reusable shopping bag! Keep it in your vehicle so you never forget it!
You’ve got to keep your food and drinks cool! This stainless steel cooler will keep your perishables cool for hours, and last for years! Reduce the plastic in your life with a stainless steel cooler, it provides you with the same portability and cooling power, without the plastic.
Protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, and stay cool under a sunbrella! Look for ones made from natural materials like canvas and bamboo for the most Eco-friendly options, like this bamboo & canvas patio sun umbrella!
Don’t leave home without it! Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful effects. Make sure your sunscreen is reef safe & biodegradable. Be sure to re-apply sunscreen as directed by your sunscreen for maximum protection and to avoid painful sunburns.
No-Waste Beach Picnic Lunch Gear
There’s nothing better than a homemade picnic lunch of your favorite portable foods! Keep them safe and secure with these no waste options!
This set is perfect for your waste-free beach lunch! 3 separate, easily closable containers keep your yummy lunch safe and sound, no plastic wrap required! It contains one large container and two smaller ones. Perfect for sandwiches and its accompaniment of chips, nuts, trail mix or salads!
Reusable and/or Compostable Cutlery & Accessories
Ditch the plastic ware! Reusable metal and bamboo cutlery is the waste-free, eco-friendly choice to accompany your picnic meals! I love these bamboo and steel sets from Ecolunchbox! They are cute, reusable, and waste free! Don’t forget your steel tumblers for those cold drinks! Much better than wasteful and expensive plastic water bottles! Got drinks, and need a straw? Don’t use plastic ones, and glass isn’t permitted at the beach. So what are you to do? Go old school: paper straws! Biodegradable, affordable and cute they are the perfect straws for your waste-free beach outing!
Reusable Drink Container
Plastic water bottles all too often end up finding their way into the ocean. Instead, switch to reusable drink containers, like the one shown above! It will keep your drink cool, protected from wandering bugs & sand, and even comes with a no-waste stainless steel straw!
Make your next trip to the beach a fun and waste-free event! By making more sustainable choices that include items that can be used multiple times, and avoid using ingredients and materials that are harmful to the environment you can enjoy summer to it’s fullest and live a greener, healthier, and more sustainable life.