You've read The Omnivore's Dilemma, joined a community-supported-agriculture program, and started steering clear of drive-throughs. The only problem? Your kitchenware consists of a toxic Teflon pan, a rusty baking dish, and several warped Tupperware pieces. Fear not: Here's a recipe for a better-stocked eco-kitchen.
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PRESERVE figured out what to do with those pesky No. 5 plastics (think yogurt containers) that most cities can't be bothered to recycle. The Massachusetts company morphs 'em into attractive — and BPA-free — colanders ($9), measuring cups ($8), and cutting boards ($15).
What's more impressive than the perfectly shaped, I-can't-believe-they're-vegan pancakes you're flipping? Your GREEN STREET spatula and spoon, made from recycled water bottles at a wind-powered plant in Rochester, New York, and delivered via biodiesel-powered truck. $4 each
Print journalism isn't dying, it's just reincarnating. Protect your tabletop from the heat with this recycled-paper trivet, made by artisans at the WOMEN'S MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE in the Philippines. Yesterday's news is tomorrow's kitchen accessory. $12
No drought about it, the four-quart stainless steel sauté pan by Wisconsin's 360 COOKWARE takes conservation to the next level. Its Vapor cooking system saves energy and water. And rule-followers can rejoice: It comes with an informational DVD. (Everyone else, prepare for some trial and error.) Bonus: Its manufacturing facility is wind powered. $220