As someone who loves to cook, has too many kitchen gadgets/tools, and is always looking for new kitchen goodies, I've rounded up some kitchen items that are eco-friendly and/or sustainable. They are great gifts for yourself or someone else!
I have not received any compensation for featuring these products. I do use the Rada Vegetable Peeler, Bon Ami to clean our stainless steel kitchen sink, and an Anchor Hocking 2 cup glass measuring cup. Also, everyone in my family has a Boat and Tote bag with their name embroidered on it. They are sturdy and durable AF! Highly recommend all of these products.
From their website: "Every year, 7 million tons of glass containers hit the landfill. In recent years, many recycling programs in the US have stopped taking glass products. It is pretty shocking, considering glass is one of the few things you can recycle seamlessly."
From their website: "Meet the Reusable Paper Towel that replaces 17 rolls. Proving size doesn’t matter after all :) All Natural. 100% Compostable."
From their website: "The perfect storage bag for all of your bulk items, this 10 pack of organic cotton muslin reusable produce bags keeps herbs, bread, rice and grains fresh."
From their website: "The DISH BLOCK® concentrated dishwashing soap is a cleaning powerhouse with a rich, sudsy lather. Cuts stubborn grime and grease on dishes, pots and pans. With added aloe vera to be gentle on your hands. Free of dyes and fragrance."
5. Boat and Tote®, Open-Top (heavy duty reusable shopping bag - holds up to 500lbs)
From their website: "There's only one Boat and Tote – ours. From the heavyweight canvas to the reinforced handles to the double-stitched seams, nothing compares to our Boat and Tote. Still crafted in Maine, one tote at a time."
From their website: "They can be placed in a muffin tin or on a baking sheet, and you can use the fill line if you want to make treats that are all the same size. The BPA-free Baking Cups have handy tabs to help remove them from muffin tins without making a thumbprint, and the inside of each cup is smooth and non-stick to release your treat easily."
From their website: "It all started with a non-toxic silicone storage bag but since 2016, Stasher has grown into a movement that’s replaced over a billion single-use plastic bags from entering our oceans and landfills."
Side note about silicone recycling: Net Zero Company has a silicone takeback program. They accept silicone from ANY company and it's FREE!
8. Marley's Monsters® (reusable cleaning products with colorful prints)
From their website: "We make reusable products that reduce waste, cut costs, replace single use disposables and make a positive impact on our environment. Ditching single-use doesn’t mean you have to ditch what makes you, you."
9. The Best Reusable Coffee Filters for Every Brewing Method (Rolling Stone article)
From the article: "The best reusable coffee filters come in a variety of materials and sizes for different coffee-making tools, from your Chemex to your coffee maker. Here’s a breakdown of what’s available."
From their website: "The Rada Vegetable Peeler is one of our most popular and celebrated products, and the best vegetable peeler you can find! With an ingenious swiveling blade that works well for right- and left-handed people, enabling them to peel in a motion toward or away from them."
11. OXO Cordless Glass Electric Kettle (electric kettles use less energy than a stove or microwave)
From their website: "Elegant and durable, the OXO Brew Cordless Electric Kettle boils water faster than the microwave and safer than the stovetop. The Kettle heats on a 360° swivel base, is cord-free when removed from the base and has an insulated bottom for easy transport."
From their website: "A 100% biodegradable food compostable and disposable non toxic scrub pad combining coconut coir and 100% natural and organic tree rubber latex, an economical choice for kitchens and sensitive products."
13. Gneiss Spice
From their website: "Made of durable glass and metal, Gneiss Spice jars are plastic-free. Reusable and refillable, they eliminate the need for single-use, disposable spice containers. For a zero-waste system, refill spice jars at your local natural foods market. No bulk spice aisle? We offer size-appropriate refills packaged in compostable bags. You can personalize empty spice jars with hand-stamped names and eliminate the need for plastic spice labels. All pre-filled jars come with stamped spice names."
14. Anchor Hocking (American made glassware for baking, drinking, serving, measuring, & storing food)
From their website: "We’ve been making Anchor Hocking glassware right here in the USA for more than a century. For all that time, our products have remained a staple in kitchens around the world by staying on the edge of craftsmanship and in the center of American-made quality."
15. Bon Ami Powder Cleanser ( packaging contains 65% post-consumer recycled material and is 100% recyclable)
From their packaging: "Hypoallergenic with mild minerals & biodegradable cleaning agents, it contains no harsh chlorine, phosphorus, perfume or dye."