Eco-Friendly Picnic Gear

Spring has finally arrived. It’s time to start thinking about outdoor gatherings such a picnics, hikes and outdoor dinners. Keeping your outings eco-friendly and stylish is fun with the colorful Gusto collection from BIOBU [by EKOBO]. The design is a sustainable alternative to traditional disposable dishware made out of plastic.

Initially, I discovered the biodegradable and stackable dishware collection made with bamboo fiber through colorful salad tongs in lemon at a home furnishing store. Quickly I realized that the tongs are part of a bigger tableware collection with stackable bowls, plates, trays and cups in many different sizes. They even come in smaller sizes for kids’ hands in child-friendly colors such as Lagoon, Mandarin, Rose, and Lime. The contemporary and eco-friendly collection is designed for indoor and outdoor use.

A great match for the salad tongs are the Gusto large salad bowl or side bowls. You can stay within the same color scheme by creating tone-on-tone combinations or simply have some fun with contrasting colors. The eco-friendly collection is made of biodegradable bamboo fiber combined with a 100 percent food-grade melamine binder. Everything is BPA, PVC and Phthalates free. Just in time for spring and summer, the color range with names like Lagoon, Lemon, Persimmon and Stone sets the right mood. The colorful cups and bowls are perfect for serving some healthy organic greens with homemade iced tea.

BIOBU [by EKOBO] tableware does a nice job at giving sustainable materials a modern look and feel. The bowls, cups, and plates are designed for everyday use. They are lightweight, space saving and multi-functional which makes them ideal for on the go. Regardless where you take them, please remember the Boy Scout Rule “pack it in, pack it out”. Whether you have a picnic in your backyard or at the beach, always try to leave the planet a little bit better than you found it.

Elke Erschfeld

Elke Erschfeld

Founder at Eco-Chic Design
Elke Erschfeld, originally from Germany, is a New York City based creative director with experience in integrated advertising campaigns ranging from consumer electronics to sparkling wine. Founder of the Eco-Chic Design blog, she contributes to the style & design section of Organic Spa Living and was interviewed on Forbes.com as an eco-design blogger as part of their series on the future of design. Elke holds a Master of Arts in Sustainable Design.
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