Best Eco Friendly Picnic Sets: Plastic Free and Sustainable

eco friendly picnic set

The sun is shining, blue skies in the air, the birds are chirping – you’re all set for the perfect picnic day out. 

Oh wait, you need a picnic set and you don’t want to get one which is full of plastic that will inevitably end up in landfill in a few years. 

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. 

There are quite a few eco-conscious companies that have a core ethos to make sustainably made products that are less harmful to the environment, and we have rounded them up in the below list. 

Everything from bamboo cutlery and reusable bottles to sustainably made bags, there are many eco picnic items you can now take with you to make your day extra special. 

6 Eco Friendly Picnic Sets You’ll Love

Without further ado, the below list details the best sustainable picnic sets with reference to what they are made from, what’s included in the set and how much they cost.

Coconut and Bamboo Picnic Set

This stylish and sustainable picnic set for two people has the essentails you’ll need for your ideal eco picnic date in the park, on the beach, or wherever you chose to enjoy the day. You will need to take a few sustainable containers to store your food in, but you’ll have enough room to carry them in the seagrass tote bag. 

Coconut and Bamboo Picnic Set
Coconut and Bamboo Picnic Set

Included in the picnic set: 

  • 1x Seagrass Tote Bag
  • 2x Original Coconut Bowls
  • 2x Coconut Cups
  • 2x Coconut Wood Spoons
  • 2x Coconut Wood Forks
  • 2x Coconut Wood Chopsticks
  • 2x Bamboo Straws

Cost: £98.67 – buy here

Rice Husk and Bamboo Picnic Set

Fit for a family of four, this sustainable picnic set is ideal for anyone with a passion for the outdoors and an earth-conscious mindset. All 16 pieces in the set are 100% biodegradable and free from harmful chemicals BPA, PVC and phthalates. 

Rice Husk and Bamboo Picnic Set
Rice Husk and Bamboo Picnic Set

Included in the picnic set: 

  • 4x Rice Husk Waste & Bamboo Mugs
  • 4x Rice Husk Waste & Bamboo Dinner Plates
  • 4x Rice Husk Waste & Bamboo Bowls
  • 4x Rice Husk Waste & Bamboo Side Plates

Cost: £35.99 – buy here

Love Festivals Hate Plastic Picnic Set

Perfect for the party picnic people, this set has enough to cater for a group of twenty people – and was initially aimed at the festival goers, to help reduce plastic waste. All of the set is biodegradable and compostable, so after usage you can feel guilt-free knowing none of it will end up in landfill. 

Love Festivals Hate Plastic Picnic Set
Love Festivals Hate Plastic Picnic Set

Included in the picnic set: 

  • 2x Eco-Friendly Grills Produced from Natural and Sustainable Materials
  • 20x Biodegradable & Compostable Plates (Sourced from Plants)
  • 20x Biodegradable & Compostable Cutlery Sets (20x Knives, Forks & Spoons)
  • 20x Biodegradable & Compostable Cups (Sourced from Plants)
  • 1x Eco-friendly Kitchen Roll (Produced by WGAC)

Cost: £79.95 – buy here

Sustainable Picnic Essentials Bundle

If you’re looking for an individual picnic set for one, then this is the eco friendly set for you. Containing all the essentials for picnicking on the go, it includes a natural cotton drawstring bag to carry sandwiches, snacks and anything else you fancy to eat. Made by UK-based company &Keep, they will donate 10% of sales from this pack to The Outdoor Guide Foundation’s Waterproof & Wellies Project.

Sustainable Picnic Essentials Bundle
Sustainable Picnic Essentials Bundle

Included in the picnic set: 

  • 1x Cotton Drawstring Bag 
  • 1x Bamboo Cutlery Set (Knife, Fork, Spoon – and chopsticks!)
  • 1x Leaf Reusable Food Baggie
  • 1x Stainless Steel Snack Tin
  • 48x Unbleached Paper Sandwich/Snack Bags
  • 1x Stainless Steel Straw

Cost: £25 – buy here

Bamboo and Corn Starch Picnic Set

This uniquely designed set featuring images of the dugong (cousins of matanaees), can be used as both dinnerware or for picnic days out for four. It’s large feature bowl is perfect for salads, so get inspired by looking up your perfect summer salad recipes before heading out. 

Bamboo and Corn Starch Picnic Set
Bamboo and Corn Starch Picnic Set

Included in the picnic set: Each item in the set is made from 50% bamboo, 25% corn starch, 25% melamine resin

  • 1 x Large Salad Bowl 
  • 1x Bamboo Chopping Board Lid and Servers
  • 4 x Plates
  • 4 x Cups

Cost: £58 – buy here

Palm Leaf Eco Picnic Set

Made in Britain, this fully biodegradable picnic set caters for parties of six people who can enjoy a lovely day out, safe in the knowledge they can compost the full set at the end of the day. All you need to do is remember to bring the food and drink and you’re good to go!

Palm Leaf Eco Picnic Set
Palm Leaf Eco Picnic Set

Included in the picnic set: 

  • 6x Round Palm Leaf Plates 
  • 2x Palm Leaf Grazing Platters with 6 Compartments
  • 6x Round Palm Leaf Bowls 
  • 2x Small Snack Palm Leaf Bowls
  • 2x Large Salad / Serving Bowls 
  • 6x Sets of Wooden Victorian Cutlery (Spoon, Fork & Knife)
  • 2x Kraft Noodle Boxes
  • 3x Kraft Containers with Lid 
  • 2x PLA Kraft Pop -up Boxes
  • 25x Bamboo Cocktail Stick
  • 6x White Biodegradable Paper Cups
  • 6x Biodegradable PLA Wine Glasses
  • 1x Pack of 3-ply Napkins – printed with water based ink
  • 25x Paper Straws

Cost: £38.50 – buy here

Whichever eco-friendly picnic set you choose, we know you’ll have a great time – and it’s safe to say you’ve made a great choice to go with a sustainably made option. Please do tag us in your picnic pictures on Twitter and on Instagram.

If you have, or know of, an eco friendly picnic set that we haven’t covered – or an environmentally friendly product that you would like us to feature on the site, email us with your details: hello@ecofriendlychange.com

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