5 eco-friendly kitchen gadgets
Make your kitchen greener (and healthier) with these handy products
1. Frigoverre Plus glass storage
It's bad enough that food comes (over-)packaged at the store-putting it in disposable containers at home is overkill. Instead, use a reusable glass storage container, like this Frigoverre Plus air-tight bowl. It's BPA-free, non-porous and shatterproof. Available at home and kitchen retailers, $15 each.
2. Thermos insulated tote bag
Plastic bags are so passé, especially when you can reuse a gorgeous bag like this one from Thermos to keep your groceries or picnic goodies fresh. Available at major retailers this summer, $33.
4. Silicone steamer and strainer
When you buy something that has two functions, it's like getting a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for the Earth. Instead of manufacturing and transporting two products, the impact on the environment is cut in half. This handy silicon strainer, for instance, works as a steamer, too. Bonus: less cupboard space needed! Available at home and kitchen retailers, $25.
5. Recyclable pans
What do you do with old pans when they're ready to be tossed? With T-Fal products, you can now recycle them. Plus, they are free of PFOA, lead and cadmium. Look for these new labels on T-Fal products this summer.