The striking Wood Whisk from
Jonathan's Wild Cherry Spoons
represents a holistic approach to
cookware. The company sources
local cherrywood from sawmills
that support sustainable forestry
initiatives; scraps from each
handcrafted piece help heat the
shop and employees' homes; and
sawdust is mixed with compost
for local farms.
12-inch Wood Whisk, $16, Jonathan's Wild Cherry Spoons
Sheet metal from commercial
product packaging gets a
second life in the Urban Chic
Recycled Metal Serving Set. The
servers are handmade in (and
fairly traded from) India; each
purchase funds 25 cups of food
for the world’s hungry. No two
are alike, so you’re guaranteed
a unique conversation piece
for your next dinner party.
Urban Chic Recycled Metal Serving Set, $13, The Hunger Site
What’s not to love about these
workhorses? Made from 100
percent recycled plastic (and,
in turn, 100 percent recyclable),
Preserve’s nested mixing bowls
feature easy-to-grab handles,
ample room for whirling spoons,
and convenient pour spouts.
Plus, these happy colors are hard
Nested mixing bowls, $25 for a set of three, Preserve
We're smitten with
the graceful free-form
shape of this salt
cellar set from Organic
Bug—and also with its
story. Local herdsmen
on the Kahero Farm in
Kenya are taught how
to carve the pieces
from reclaimed olive
wood, allowing them
to earn extra money
in the fields.
Salt cellar set, $14, Organic Bug
Colombia from salvaged
Recycled Auto Glass
White Wine Decanter
Goods includes an ice
receptacle that keeps
wine chilled without
diluting it. Brilliance!
If chardonnay isn’t your
thing, the svelte vessel
works just as well for
lemonade, tea and
other cold quaffs.
Recycled Auto Glass White Wine Decanter, $55, UncommonGoods
Cute as a button, yet all business, Full
Circle’s Tater Mate is a triumph of clever
design. Scrub spuds with the bristled end,
then twist the corer to extract eyes. It’s made
from bamboo and recycled plastic, with
a coating of natural oils to ward off water
Tater Mate, $5, Full Circle
Instead of a chemical coating, Ken Hom’s
Tao Green Wok gets its natural nonstick
surface through seasoning (it comes with
instructions that walk you through the
process). Other eco-friendly features include
a bowl of 100 percent recyclable carbon
steel, a sustainably sourced beech handle,
and recycled/recyclable packaging. The
wok also works with induction cooktops.
Tao Green Wok, $30, Amazon.com
Too often, store-bought fresh
herbs wither before you
can use them all. The fix?
Prepara's Herb-Savor, which
keeps them perky for up to
three weeks. Stems rest in
the refillable water base; a
basket simplifies washing.
Bonus: It’s also terrific
for storing asparagus.
Herb-Savor, $30, Prepara
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