Compostable Picnic Set

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Make packing your picnic a walk in the park with this 100% compostable set made for smart, outdoor feasts. Complete with four trays, utensil sets and cups, eight bowls (four small, four large) and a compostable trash bag, this convenient pack lets you hit the green while staying green. All cleverly stowed inside six roomy compartments in its portable box, this set packs an extra treat for the creatively inclined--a paint-by-numbers design on the cardboard exterior lets you count the ways you love to picnic.
Carolyn Topp, UncommonGoods Merchandising Director

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April 05, 2011 01:14:02 PM

I'm torn on this one, so I didn't vote. The thing is, if you compost, this could be a really cool thing. If you live in a big city like I do, where composting is just not possible, then this is a waste of materials that will end up in a landfill and not be composted. If I were to give this as a gift, I would have to be sure that the recipient actively composted and understood how this gift worked.

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April 05, 2011 05:20:45 PM

This is quite silly really. I mean why would I spend $25 on something I could only use once? If I am going to buy a picnic set, I want it to be something I can use again and again. That would be truly economical.

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April 06, 2011 01:01:52 PM

A picnic set is something you want to be able to reuse. Plus this looks pretty flimsy I doubt it would hold up to camping or a simple picnic.

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April 06, 2011 04:59:43 PM

I agree with Sarah

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April 06, 2011 08:37:38 PM

not practicle for on the road. that's when I'd use it. It won't be composted.

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April 06, 2011 11:28:09 PM

I just don't understand why anyone would want this. The price is WAY too high for something that you just throw away when you're done.

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April 07, 2011 02:18:59 AM

I agree that this price is too high for something u just throw away. Why not make it reusable in a cute basket. If yr going for green, go all the way!

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April 08, 2011 11:36:13 AM

What a waste! If you can have a real picnic set then that's the point...not producing more trash! Really?! This item is ridiculous in my opinion.

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April 08, 2011 12:47:28 PM

No picnic site that I've been to has a compost pile, meaning this is just going to become more trash. If you're going to carry in-carry out, then why not just use a real picnic basket?

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April 08, 2011 12:50:54 PM

A cute picnic basket with reusable supplies would be preferable.

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April 08, 2011 12:54:25 PM

No point.

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April 08, 2011 01:11:44 PM

$25 and no food! I prefer my little insulated bag.

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April 08, 2011 02:03:36 PM

If I'm going to spend $ on a picnic set I want to reuse it.


April 08, 2011 02:27:16 PM

Basket better... seems a total "throw away" for $25.

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April 08, 2011 03:24:04 PM

It looks flimsy. I would probably be hiking to my picnic location and this doesn't look sturdy enough to hold up. This might work for a picnic in the city park though.

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April 08, 2011 05:39:19 PM

I'd prefer reusable over compostable...

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April 09, 2011 03:30:37 AM

Still will take a very long time to decompose in our landfills. Whatever happen to using real basket w/ plates and untensils,

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April 09, 2011 03:45:06 PM

I would choose a fabric picnic bag or a picnic basket over this item. It doesn't seem like it would be durable enough.

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April 09, 2011 04:01:09 PM

I would rather have a picnic set that was reusable, not disposable, even if the items are compostable.

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April 09, 2011 10:20:52 PM

its a good idea, but i don't like the box itself, seems difficult to carry food

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April 09, 2011 10:57:18 PM

doesn't look functional

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April 10, 2011 01:46:33 AM

Why more garbage? There is enough already!

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April 10, 2011 10:08:26 AM

This seems more wasteful than "green," since it is in fact a disposable picnic set.

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April 10, 2011 07:54:08 PM

Just doesn't seem very practical or durable. Seems something durable and multi-use, continued use, user-friendly is the way to go in my opinion.

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April 11, 2011 11:37:24 AM

I've seen re-usable picnic sets for less than this.


April 11, 2011 02:49:58 PM

Too expensive for something that I'm going to compost!!

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April 11, 2011 10:03:18 PM

Why would someone pay $25 for something they are going to throw away immediately after use. Reusable items make a lot more sense. I'm going to bet that the utensils are flimsy. I'm pretty sue reusable items are better for the environment.

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April 12, 2011 01:16:19 PM

This is actually very cute, it would make a nice gag gift for a coworker or a friend. And the "brief case" is cute and can even be reused for art supplies or even as a honeymoon storage package/gift. There's so many things you could do with this!

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April 12, 2011 01:42:37 PM

Also, you can make use of this as a hotel baggie for your wedding guests (include a few snacks and accessories in it, and the kids have the leftover case to play with!). Definitely a plus, but the price should be reduced a bit, maybe to about $8 per set.

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April 12, 2011 08:08:26 PM

I have to carry it in addition to the picnic foods AND I'm going to throw it away? That's a lot of nusiance and expense for cardboard. Too many other options are available, reasonably. The packaging itself is cool - but the product isn't.

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April 13, 2011 09:57:22 AM

Very cute, although pricey. However, I would probably buy it as a unique gift.


April 23, 2011 05:57:42 PM

This would be perfect for myself and my husband. Enough for two random picnics without having to prepack or preplan.

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