Clean Eating

WASTE FREE KITCHEN

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Go even greener with these eco-conscious kitchen tools, from an electric composter that does the hard work for you to smaller gadgets with big impact.

BY ANDREA GOURGY, ILLUSTRATI­ON BY JUSTINE WONG

TRADE IN YOUR CITY-COLLECTED COMPOST FOR:

Vitamix FoodCycler FC-50 This genius machine transforms your food scraps into dried compost, eliminatin­g the need to send it out to a compost center. Each batch takes from three to six hours, and you can then take it right from the machine to your garden. It requires a little bit of space, but it’s easy to use and very quiet. The best part? You never have to clean it, making it super low maintenanc­e.

$400, vitamix.com

TRADE IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS FOR:

U-Konserve Round Nesting Trio (Set of 3) Stainless steel containers abound, but what we loved about this set in particular were the clear silicone lids, which means you can actually see what’s stored inside. This trio is durable, dishwasher-safe and leakproof – in fact, our assistant editor put them through the ringer carrying curries across town, so we can assure you that your goodies won’t spill out during transport.

$32, ukonserve.com

TRADE IN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS FOR:

Junes The Everyday

Tote in BioKnit

This stylish tote may not look like a climate warrior, but big change can come in small packages. The bag folds up small, so you can stash it in your pocket or purse, but it holds up to 40 pounds – more than you need for a typical farmers’ market haul. When it wears out, mail it back to the company to recycle and get a coupon code to apply to your next purchase.

$36, junes.co

TRADE IN PLASTIC WRAP FOR:

Bee’s Wrap Variety Starter Pack

Once you have a set of these reusable food wrappers, you can ditch the plastic wrap for good. This starter pack comes with seven pieces in a variety of sizes. Plus we adore the pretty patterns they come in!

$42, beeswrap.com

TRADE IN PLASTIC STRAWS FOR:

Keychainab­le Telescopic Straw

Glass straws are great for home use, but you can’t transport them without the risk of breaking. Enter Net Zero’s portable stainless steel straw with a protective case and keychain ring so it goes where you go.

$13, netzerocom­pany.com

TRADE IN PAPER TOWELS FOR:

Paperless Towels

These handmade cotton towels are surprising­ly absorbent – we used them several times back-to-back in our testing to dry dishes, wipe the counter tops and more. They come in bleached, unbleached and organic cotton varieties.

$18, ilovegener­ationme.com

Justine Wong ILLUSTRATO­R, TORONTO, CANADA

While painting her series 21 Days in Japan (documentin­g 100 meals in the country), artist Justine Wong fell in love with watercolor­s. When she isn’t creating prints, she’s an herbalist apprentice, taking inspiratio­n from weeds and plants from her walks.

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