The best eco-friendly kitchen gear
Making your kitchen eco-friendly is easy when you’re armed with these items
Mix it up
This pretty three-piece set of mixing bowls is made of hardy bamboo and durable melamine. They are BPA-free and also dishwasher safe.
Bamboo is sustainable, but it's also durable and moisture resistant. This slotted spatula is safe on non-stick surfaces.
Make one 8- or 14-ounce cup of your favourite coffee with The Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker-no plastic capsules to buy and throw out.
(The Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker, Hamilton Beach, $70)
These powder dishwasher lumps are biodegradable, and chlorine, phosphate and fragrance free. Plus, the product is Leaping Bunny certified, meaning the ingredients have not been tested on animals.
(Automated Dishwasher Detergent Concentrated Pacs, Seventh Generation, $8)
Hot and steamy
Save energy-and cook a variety of foods at once-by stacking up to three Stabil steamers on top of whatever you've got boiling on the stovetop.
(Stabil Steamer, IKEA, $10)
This room thermostat by Nest saves up to 20 percent on heating and cooling bills. It detects when you're away and turns itself down, can be controlled remotely and is super-easy to install.
(Nest Learning Thermostat, $249)
Cheers to this!
The thick and sturdy Casa collection of glassware is handmade using recycled glass.
(Casa Recycled Glassware, Pottery Barn, $13 each)
Water with style
The company behind Mavea Elemaris XL Water Filter Pitchers has a free recycling program for filters. Plus, one filter replaces 300 plastic water bottles.
(Mavea Elemaris XL Water Filter Pitchers, Sears, $35; filters extra)
Frigoverre containers are BPA-free, made with tempered glass that withstands heat, and recyclable.
(Frigoverre Multi, Trudeau, $9-13 each)
In the bag
Help reduce plastic bag production by taking these durable, stretchy, Reuseable Mesh Produce Bags to the grocers to hold your fruit and veggies.
(Reuseable Mesh Produce Bag, Grassroots store, $2/10 pack)
The Twist Loofah Sponge is 100 percent biodegradable. It has an absorbent and a scrubbing side, and is safe for all cookware.
(Twist Loofah Sponge, Grassroots store, $9/2 pack)
Cucina Concentrated Dish Detergent's biodegradable formula is made of coconut oil and cornstarch for easy degreasing, and is refillable.
(Cucina Concentrated Dish Detergent, Fruits & Passion, $9)