What can I use this recycled plastic foldable picnic blanket for?
This recycled plastic foldable picnic blanket is perfect for any sort of picnic! It’s nice and big which means plenty of people can sit around and enjoy an alfresco meal in the sunshine. With it being both waterproof and sand resistant you can take it to the beach, the park, the woods – wherever you fancy! It is lightweight, durable and easy to fold and pack away into its pouch, ready to use on your next adventure. This really is the perfect, practical picnic blanket. We love using it and with it being bright green and covered in sheep, it feels very ‘on brand’.
Why is this better for the environment versus a non-recycled plastic picnic blanket?
The fabric used to create this recycled plastic foldaway picnic blanket is made from the plastic of 20 recycled bottles, also known as 100% rPET material (or if you really want its full name, recycled polyethylene terephthalate). Most waterproof picnic blankets on the market are made of virgin plastics.
By using recycled plastics, it means that no new plastic has been created to make this foldaway picnic blanket. We are all pretty well versed on why the creation of new plastic is bad – most plastic is made from chemicals that come from the production of fossil fuels and once it has been used, then disposed of, it sticks around in the environment for ages, threatening wildlife and spreading toxins.
However, plastic is a useful material in lots of contexts due to its versatility and durability. Sometimes, non-plastic alternatives just don’t do the trick. So instead of saying a big fat no to ALL plastics, we should instead be choosing to buy items made of recycled plastic rather than supporting the creation of new plastics. Besides, we all recycle most of our plastics now, so what is the point in doing that if we don’t buy items made of recycled plastic? If we don’t, there won’t be enough of a demand for all the recycled plastic, and it will just end up in landfills. Less than ideal!
Choosing a foldaway picnic rug like this, made of recycled plastic, versus a regular one is easy, environmentally switch to make and will give you exactly the same quality and function (trust us, we’ve used this one ourselves!). And if you are going to invest in a cool bag, why not make it eco-friendly? We have a whole range of everyday items made of recycled materials.
How do I make sure this blanket lasts?
This recycled plastic foldaway picnic blanket should last you a fair while! To ensure that it does, you’ll need to make sure you care for it correctly. To keep it clean after use, wipe it with something like one of our multipurpose cloths.
If the blanket really needs a good clean, then they are safe to wash at low temperatures without damaging the fabric. Be mindful, as this is a plastic-based fabric, washing it at higher temperatures can release microfibres into the water. To minimise this, we recommend hand washing it if possible. If you wanted to machine wash it, only do so at 30°C or lower and use an eco-friendly detergent such as our Bio-D washing powder. Whatever you do, don’t tumble dry it!