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Pack it In, Pack it Out

a family of four have a picnic

The next time you have your picnic, make sure you choose sustainable, reusable and recyclable supplies. Help keep Surrey’s Parks clean and beautiful while also diverting waste through the appropriate streams at your home. Be sure to Pack it In and Pack it Out! 

How does your picnic measure up? Are you choosing sustainable products? Check out this sustainable food services list before you pack your next picnic.  

Sustainable suggestions for your park picnic

  • Paper or metal straws  
  • Compostable dishes  
  • Reusable drinkware  
  • Wooden stir-sticks  
  • Recycled paper napkins  
  • Personal containers  
  • Compostable or reusable bags 

Items to avoid bringing to the park

  • Plastic straws 
  • Plastic bags 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Single-use cups 
  • Plastic stir-sticks 
  • Disposable napkins 
  • Single-use water bottles 
  • Single-use beverage containers 

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