Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Green Kitchen Essentials

Mrs. Meyers an eco-friendly cleaner is always on hand.

My plastic bag drawer. Although I hate that my bread and pita's come in plastic bags I try to make the best of it by reusing these bags. I use them to bag my fruits and veggies at the store and farmers markets. I also use them instead of ziploc bags and instead of buying saran wrap.

This next picture is of my bamboo kitchen tools and bamboo towel. Bamboo is great! It renews itself and grows much quicker then tress. It also requires little water to grow.

This last picture is of my cloth towels and cloth napkins. I never use paper towels or paper napkins anymore. Not only do paper towels and napkins require plastic to package but unless you buy recycled paper towels or napkins, regular paper towels are made from virgin trees =(
"If every household in the U.S. replaced just one six roll pack of 120 sheet virgin fiber paper towels with 100% recycled ones, we could save:
* 6,100,000 trees
* 15,751,000 cubic feet of landfill space, equal to over 3,800 full garbage truck
* 2.2 billion gallons of water, a year's supply for 17,200families of four
* And avoid 231,000 tons of emissions"
Plus cloth napkins are just so charming!


Mandi said...

I love those bamboo utensils! I love things that are cute as well as eco friendly =)

erynn said...

I'm startig to love my Mrs. Meyer's stuff! I need to get more

Amber said...

Go Erynn! I know Mandi I 'm loving bamboo these days!