1. SWEDISH DISHCLOTHS
The Swedish dishcloth is essentially washcloth-sized eco-friendly sponge cloth. Wet with water, dish liquid or spray cleaner and use over and over again to clean up spills and wipe down counters. Each dishcloth replaces 15-17 rolls of paper towels and lasts for months. They make a great alternative to traditional sponges, plus they dry super fast and don’t get the same mildew smell as your sponge. They left out all the bad stuff and kept it simple: 70% Cellulose (wood pulp) & 30% Cotton, chemical free, printed with water-based inks, biodegradable, and compostable! To sanitize these dishcloths, toss in the dishwasher or washing machine with your regular load and air dry up to 50 times! These dishcloths come in many different colors and designs to match any kitchen. Your wallet thanks you, our little blue planet thanks you.
$13 for a two-piece set on Amazon.com.
2. KITCHEN COMPOST BIN
A kitchen compost bin is perfect for every kitchen. The airtight lid and replaceable activated-charcoal filter work together to trap and control odors naturally, so your kitchen compost bin can sit conveniently on your countertop or wherever you need it. The stylish stainless steel bin is molded in one piece and resists rust and leaks. Eco-friendly convenience is always at your fingertips, while nasty bacteria is not. The 1.3-gallon size is big enough to hold several days’ worth of compostable organic kitchen waste like vegetable peels, fruits, and coffee grounds yet still small enough to fit on countertops. The specially designed activated-charcoal filter is the key to an odorless indoor compost bin. The filter and bin can be cleaned with soap and water.
$25-40 on Amazon.com.
3. STASHER REUSABLE SILICONE FOOD BAGS
Stasher reusable silicone food bags are the only self-sealing, air-tight, non-plastic bag in the world. Made with 100% pure platinum food-grade silicone, these bags are the environmentally friendly answer to plastic. These bags feature innovative air-tight, pinch-press seal to keep food fresh, making them ideal storage for food, travel, school, and more. The stasher bag is safe for the freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and boiling water, and unlike plastic bags, Stasher bags contain no petroleum, PVC, or latex. With Stasher bags, you can defrost or cook food in minutes, make meals ahead of time, and easily store whatever’s leftover. Pro Tip: Use dry erase markers to label contents!
$12 on Amazon.com.
4. COMPOSTABLE PLATES
Compostable plates use recycled natural fibers that are strong, yet durable and leave no carbon footprint on our environment. Unlike paper, plastic, or even bamboo plates, these disposable dinner plates are made with 100% natural non-toxic byproduct materials, completely tree and plastic free. Compostable plates are surprisingly sturdy, strong and durable. The plates are unbleached, can be used for hot or cold food, are solid and liquid safe, and oil-resistant, with no artificial coating, petroleum, wax, chlorine or bleach. Make a statement with your party guests about your environmental consciousness. These plates decompose within a matter of months, leaving no waste behind.
$10 for 50 plates on Amazon.com.
5. KITCHEN HERB KIT
A kitchen herb kit makes a perfect gift for beginners because it has everything you need to grow five popular culinary herbs from seed: basil, thyme, cilantro, parsley, and sage. Indoor growing kits contain seed starting soil pellets, growing pots, plant markers, and an easy instruction manual. Not only is a kitchen herb kit a great introduction to gardening, but it’s also an opportunity to enhance your cooking, spicing dishes, making pesto, sauces, Italian dishes and more. Start growing fresh herbs today and your kitchen will be green soon enough!
$20-30 on Amazon.com.