Eco Friendly BBQ Ideas: Green Your Summer Cookout With American Made Products

Eco friendly BBQ ideas

Burgers, grilled veggies, potato salad…oh my!!! It’s cookout time of year and I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!  Food aside, there are other items on your checklist that need to be acquired. Take some of these BBQ ideas into consideration and make your shin dig more eco-friendly while supporting companies that manufacture in the USA.

Eco Friendly BBQ Ideas: Host an Eco Friendly Cookout With American Made Products

Reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing a grill that is made right here in the USA.

The longer the distance a product travels from manufacturer to distributer, the higher the carbon emissions. Invest in a grill that is manufactured right here in the USA. Find one that suits your style in our Made in the USA Grills and Grilling Accessory Source Guide.  

Made in USA grills and grilling accessories

Skip the flimsy plastic or paper tablecloths that get trashed after one use. 

Instead, cover tables with something re-usable like the classic vinyl tablecloth. This tablecloth, with the wipeable vinyl top and flannel underside, should last through a few fiestas.

Invest in some re-usable plates, cups and utensils to lessen your trash impact.

At cookouts, the garbage barrels are always overflowing with discarded plates and cups.  Preserve makes a nice line of reusable tableware that is light weight, sturdy, and dishwasher safe.  Their tableware will withstand hundreds of uses and is even recyclable.

Preserve reusable tableware | Eco friendly cookout tipsInstead of serving the kiddos juice boxes or pouches, make a big batch of lemonade, punch or flavored water.

Serve beverages in made in the USA  cold beverage containers, like the Anchor Hocking 2 gallon glass beverage dispenser.

Eco Friendly Cookout tips | Anchor Hocking glass beverage dispenser

Lessen the bug attacks at your cookout with a natural, made in the USA bug repellant.  

The blood sucking critters are already fierce this summer. Place  outdoor citronella votive candles in safe locations around the yard to help protect your guests.

How do you make your cookouts and barbecues more “green”? Do you have a favorite ‘Made in the USA’ cookout product? Share with us in the comments.

 

 

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Post by Tracey Hanson

Tracey Hanson is the USA Love List Green/Family Living Editor. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest

Comments

  1. I love preserve tableware. This is a great site by the way, thanks for it!
    My recent post American Flora

    • SarahSW111 says:

      Thanks so much for the compliment, and for chiming on on the Preserve tableware. Tis the season for it!

  2. Kristie D. says:

    I had no idea that these products even existed!!! Wow!! And made in the USA no less. Thank you very much for the heads up!! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  3. Tamra Phelps says:

    My favorite part about grilling is that I don’t do any of the cooking. I love a good grilled burger, or grilled corn, & anything BBQ is great.

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