This post has been sponsored by Safeway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Celebrate nature, every day, with earth friendly, compostable products and a Beach Picnic with Purpose.
Pack up a sustainable picnic with Open Nature® products exclusively from Safeway and protect the earth while enjoying it, too!
Products with Purpose
To celebrate the launch of their new (and exclusive to Safeway!) Open Nature® earth-friendly products, my friends at Safeway shipped me over a fun Open Nature Earth Day Box – filled to the brim with high-quality sustainable products!
The kids and I always have so much fun opening surprise boxes. And since this one was full of Open Nature products with purpose, it had the unexpected bonus of sparking important conversations with each of them!
The compostable products are BPI certified and made from tree-free, plant-based materials. Better for the environment and safe for your home! And I love that the Open Nature products can be found only at Safeway for such a great value compared to other national brands.
Check out the entire Open Nature earth- friendly product line in-store and also download the Safeway mobile app for more great offers. Discover personalized deals through the just for U savings tool in the app today!
Open Nature For the Home
Most of the products were snatched out of the box right away to use around the house. Like O Organics® Compostable Coffee Pods and Open Nature 12 oz Compostable Hot Cups with Lids for our weekday coffee on the go. And Open Nature Compostable Food Scrap Bags make composting using my local pickup service clean and mess free*.
Open Nature for outdoor adventures
Other items like BPA-free Open Nature Compostable Trash Bags, Compostable 12 ounce plastic-free Cold Cups and Compostable Straws were placed in the picnic basket, awaiting the moment when the stars aligned and there was both a free day on the calendar and a bit of sunshine in the sky*. Perfect conditions for an easy and environmentally-friendly outdoor adventure.
Compostable Cutlery and Compostable Plates are sturdy enough to stand up to all the sauciest dishes without bending or breaking.
And the natural white color provides a perfect neutral background for food photos, which of course makes my food-photographer heart happy. Plus, if you’re family is used to washing and reusing plastic cutlery (I’m looking at YOU, grandma), the compostable cutlery is dishwasher safe.
Similarly, the super absorbent and thick Open Nature Bamboo Paper Towels are meant to be hand washed up to 100 times and reused, too! Perfect for cleaning up the messiest of messes (and the stickiest of fingers!) at a beach picnic or anytime, really.
Did you know? Bamboo grows and matures 3x faster than typical paper products!
*All components are made of plant-based material certified compostable in industrial composting facilities. Check locally, as these facilities may not be available in your area. No current certification for backyard composting.
Easy Sustainable Beach Picnic
Pack up a mix of make-ahead dishes in reusable glass storage containers and jars for an easy, delicious beach picnic. Just make sure to keep both the meat and potato salad chilled before serving with a cooler or ice packs.
- Fall Off the Bone Pork Spareribs with Homemade Pork Rub Blend – cook early in the day or make a double batch for dinner the night before, then sear on park BBQ if available or enjoy cold
- Cucumber Tomato Salad – layer a fresh mix of onions, herbs, cucumbers and tomatoes then mix right before serving
- Dill Potato Salad – make a day or two in advance to allow for the flavors to meld
- Pretzel Chip Cookies – these chewy chocolate chip cookies packed full of pretzels are a sweet (and salty) end to the picnic
- Fresh vegetables
- Tortas, chips or bread
- Salami or pepperoni
- Dried fruits and nuts
- Open Nature Compostable Plates
- Open Nature Compostable Bowls 12oz
- Open Nature Compostable Cold Cups 12oz
- Open Nature Compostable Cutlery Assorted
- Open Nature Compostable Straws
- Open Nature Bamboo Paper Towel
- Open Nature Compostable Trash Bags
Everything you need for a fabulous beach picnic with purpose.