The Grass is Al­ways Greener

Keep your pic­nic spot pris­tine — and free of lit­ter — with these ecofriendly ac­ces­sories

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POT & PANTRY gets the out­door meal off to a fresh start with a for­est-friendly teak cut­ting board ($20), a triple-in­su­lated wa­ter bot­tle that keeps drinks cold for up to 36 hours ($38), and a berry con­tainer that dou­bles as a colan­der ($16). Light­weight and durable, this colour­ful raf­fia car­rier bag from Mada­gas­car comes in a range of colours ($27). 244 El­gin St.

MA CUI­SINE is chock full of pic­nic-friendly gear, in­clud­ing a pretty turquoise cot­ton table­cloth ($50), chic and vir­tu­ally un­break­able melamine bowls ($4) and plates ($5), and a “bucket” of six match­ing cot­ton nap­kins ($25). 269 Dal­housie St.

LEE VAL­LEY car­ries sturdy and durable pa­per bags sewn from “tree leather” in two sizes ($12 and $15). The France-made lunch­box fold­ing knife ($20) is per­fect for slic­ing fruits and veg­gies and has a five-year guar­an­tee. 900 Mor­ri­son Dr.

PRES­I­DENT’S CHOICE car­ries these de­signed-in-Canada mugs to hon­our the coun­try’s 150th. The tin camp­ing-style mugs come in yel­low, green, red, and blue, each with a dif­fer­ent Cana­di­ana theme. $8. 190 Rich­mond Rd.

CA PARADIS keeps things prac­ti­cal — and stylish — with Govino wine­glasses that are shat­ter­proof and come in two sizes ($20 for four 12-oz glasses, $16 for four 16-oz glasses). Avoid lit­ter with Sys­tema BPA-free con­tain­ers — these tiny 62-mL hold­ers (with blue lids, shown in bag; four for $15). 1314 Bank St.

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