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    24 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Tools That'll Turn You Into A Totally Green Cooking Machine

    I've got a green thumb, and I'm not afraid to use it.

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    1. A set of four measuring cups that'll come in handy during your culinary adventures. They're made of recyclable (and fully compostable) wheat husks and interlock neatly for easy-peasy storage.

    A set of four compostable measuring cups on a cutting boards
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    Each set contains 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and one cup. You can also get cutting boards made of the same material!

    Get the set from Simons for $5.

    2. These food-safe silicone bags that'll give you a place to stash snacks, fruit, makeup, or even wet clothes. The pinch-lock system protects your stuff, so you could even use them to cook your dinner ~en sous-vide~, if that's more your vibe.

    A flatlay of the silicone bags, all containing fresh produce, like radishes, lettuce, and asparagus
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    They don't have any BPA (an industrial chemical that's present in a LOT of plastic products), meaning they're safe for things like fresh fruits and veggies! I love that they're dishwasher safe, meaning I don't have to spend aeons cleaning debris out of them. The leak-proof locking system is genius, too β€” unlike regular zip-lock bags, they don't open from the middle, but have special tabs at the sides, so they'll never accidentally pop open.

    Get it from Simons for $22.95.

    3. A roll of beeswax wrap that'll help you ditch all those single-use plastics. The best part is you can customize the size of the wrap to fit even the teensiest leftovers (like the last bite of burger from last night).

    A roll of beeswax wrap next to scissors and fresh citrus fruit
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    The wrap's reusable for up to one year, too, saving you from needing to stock up every week. Wanna skip the hassle? Grab yourself some pre-cut wraps instead.

    Get a roll from Simons for $20.

    4. A glassware brush that'll reach right down to the bottom of tall cups and wine glasses. Reviewers say it easily removes lipstick and water stains from delicate glassware, and can even be used to scrub pots and pans (without damaging any non-stick finishes).

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    Plus, the layered cellulose fibres won't shred like regular sponges do. Make sure you get yourself a replacement head, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.69+ (available in two colours).

    5. This click-and-tear paper towel dispenser that'll help you grab only as much as you need. The weighted base and silicone ticker make it easy to tear with just one hand β€” perfect if you're rocking sticky hands.

    Someone tearing away a single sheet of paper towel
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    It also has a tear bar to easily snip through the perforated edges.

    Get it from Linen Chest for $29.99.

    6. Or these reusable towels that'll make you wonder why you ever bought regular paper towels in the first place. One roll of these super-absorbent and extra-strong cloths can replace up to 60 rolls of traditional paper towels.

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    Reviewers say they're tough enough to use in the garage or to clean dirty doggo paws after muddy walks. Bonus: The roll will fit on your existing dispenser.

    Get a roll of 20 sheets on Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in three packs).

    7. This dish bar that'll help you scrub up after meals, while forgoing wasteful packaging. It's free of synthetics and scented with zesty grapefruit essential oil, so your dishes will smell as good as they look.

    A person rubbing a dish brush on the solid washing bar
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    It's also completely vegan.

    Get it from Indigo for $9.

    8. A little spice lid that'll help you repurpose old Mason jars into spice shakers, instead of just tossing them into the trash. It's equipped with two flip-up options, so you'll be able to dust or pour with ease.

    A small spice lid on top of a tiny Mason jar filled with herbs
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    It's also made of recycled plastic!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.72.

    9. A handy recycling station that'll help you reduce your carbon footprint. It has clearly-marked compartments for glass, plastic, and cardboard, so you won't have to sort through your trash.

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    Reviewers love the sturdy straps, which makes them easy to carry to the recycling bin. Each set comes with three separate bags that come apart easily for storage.

    Get it from Simons for $26.

    10. A set of candy-coloured nesting bowls that'll never rust or chip. They're made of biodegradable bamboo fibre and can be tossed into the dishwasher after you're done whipping up a delish meal.

    A flatlay of the bowls nested into each other on a marble counter surrounded by fruit
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    They're also a lot lighter than ceramic bowls, making them perfect for any aspiring lil' chefs in the family.

    Get the seven-piece set from Indigo for $134.50.

    11. These silicone muffin liners that'll help you ditch papery waste during your baking adventures. Because they're naturally non-stick, you'll be able to skip cooking spray AND spend less time peeling away the wrapper the next time you wanna indulge in a treat.

    A set of silicone muffin moulds on a cooling rack
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    They can be used alone or popped into a muffin tin. Plus, they're dishwasher safe for easy cleanup!

    Get a set of 12 from Simons for $12.50.

    12. This flexible ice pack that'll conform to whatever container you put it in. Its fabric sleeve means it won't get covered in condensation (or make your food soggy in the process), and will never crack or split like its plastic cousins.

    A person lifting the fabric-covered ice pack out of a lunch box
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    It's filled with a combo of water and cellulose gum, making it completely non-toxic.

    Get it from Indigo for $12.95 (available in three styles).

    13. This silicone pod lid that'll reduce the need for wasteful plastic wrap and tinfoil, and protect your food from pests during outdoor dining. It's oven safe and can be used in the microwave, fridge, and freezer.

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    Get it from Indigo for $25+ (available in two sizes and two styles).

    14. This natural hand soap that won't dry out your skin, no matter how many times you lather up. Even though it easily tackles all kinds of greasy and sticky messes, it won't take FOREVER to rinse off your hands (and it smells so freakin' good, too).

    A bottle of the soap on a kitchen counter with a large plant in the background
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    This is, hands down, the best household soap I've ever used. The soft floral smell is particularly refreshing, and a huge improvement over all the artificial scents on the market. It doesn't leave my hands feeling tacky or gritty afterwards, so I can spend less time at the sink and more time actually living my life.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.56+ (available in seven scents).

    15. A pair of silicone baking mats that'll help you say, "good riddance!" to annoying aluminum foil and parchment paper. They're flexible, reusable, and best of all, won't tear when you're trying to flip your food.

    Someone taking a baking sheet out of the oven that's lined with the silicone mat
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    They're also great for rolling out pastries or kneading dough.

    Get them from Indigo for $27.

    16. An adorable cutting board that's just the right size for prepping snacks. It's lightweight, easy to clean, and made of eco-friendly bamboo that'll make you want to skip the plastic version.

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    It has a slim design that'll easily tuck into cupboards and drawers, but it's also equipped with a loop for hanging, if that's more your vibe.

    Get it from Indigo for $22.

    17. A set of sponge cloths that'll help you clean your kitchen without leaving streaks or smudges. They're incredibly absorbent and can last for up to 200 washes β€” goodbye, single-use wipes!

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    They're made of wood pulp and cotton and are completely biodegradable.

    Get a set of four from Indigo for $24 (available in three styles).

    18. These airtight food canisters that'll help keep all your dry goods fresher for longer and look cute as heck, too. If you love decanting all your kitchen ingredients, you can't go wrong with these β€” reviewers say the bamboo lids lock out air and moisture, so your flours, pastas, beans, and snacks stay crisp and fresh till the very end.

    A trio of the glass containers filled with dried goods
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    Get yourself a set of chalkboard stickers and markers to label them, too!

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $39.99+ (available in three sizes).

    19. A roll of biodegradable compost liners that'll make disposal of organic waste a lot easier. At eight litres, they're big enough to stash tons of fruit peels, egg shells, and other kitchen waste, without worrying about overflow.

    A person lifting the lid of a compost bin with the liner inside
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    Don't have a compost bin yet? You can grab yourself a stylish one here.

    Get a roll of 25 bags from Indigo for $7.

    20. A serving platter made of upcycled chopsticks that'll dress up your next charcuterie night. It's sturdy, durable, and even has lil' non-slip feet to keep it from skidding across your countertops.

    A flatlay of a cutting board made of chopsticks
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    Each one is completely unique, too.

    Get it from Simons for $30.

    21. This set of stackable steamer baskets that'll help you nail that dim sum recipe you've been dying to try. Each basket can be used solo, if you're just making dinner for one.

    A set of steaming baskets containing dim sum dumplings
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    They're made of bamboo (not plastic!), which means you can safely compost them at the end of their life.

    Get it from Linen Chest for $19.99.

    22. A produce-saving storage container that'll keep your fruits and veggies fresh till the last bite. Not only will it save you from wasting food, but it even has a built-in drainage tray to make cleaning a snap.

    A produce-saving box filled with freshly washed vegetables
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    Plus, it's equipped with a flat lid that'll make it easy to stack in your fridge.

    Get it from Simons for $25.

    23. A glass teapot that's equipped with a built-in filter, so you can skip waste-producing teabags. Reviewers say the filter's so fine, not even the teensiest tea shreds can sneak through!

    A person pouring tea from the pot into a glass teacup
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $55.23+ (available in three sizes).

    24. And lastly, this onion keeper that'll contain pungent odours and keep them from tainting the other things in your fridge. Plus, it does double duty to actually preserve the flavour of your fave allium, so you won't ever have to suffer that weird ~fridge~ taste again.

    The onion saver tipped open on a counter to show the red onion inside
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    You'll also minimize food waste!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.99 (available in two colours).

    Hello, I'm eco-friendly now.


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