Parents (USA)


Add some R&r—that is, reducing and reusing—to your cooking and food-storage routines. These smart and stylish inventions are forces for good.


1. Swap plastic bottles for this one beautiful glass Water Filter Pitcher. Proceeds help bring safe water to schools in need worldwide. $65 with silicone base;

2. “Store leftovers in an ice-cube tray” is now classic advice. The Souper Cubes Freezer Tray, designed with a lid to keep freezer odors out, comes in ½-, 1-, and 2-cup sizes so you can keep a realistic portion of soup, sauce, or stew. $20;

3. Walk right by single-use baggie dispensers in the veggie aisle and pack your haul in these Plastic Free Produce Bags. $15 for a set of three; uncommongo­

4. This pot lives up to the Instagram hype: The Always Pan can be a frying pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, and more. The nonstick ceramic coating is nontoxic. $145; fromourpla­

5. OXO Good Grips 8-Piece Smart Seal Glass Rectangle Container Set goes from freezer to oven to fridge to dishwasher. $30;

6. The genius Recycled Bamboo Colander & Pour Bowl Set reserves excess water from rinsing produce and draining pasta that you can use to hydrate plants or wash floors. $30 for small, $39 for large;

7. Bee’s Wrap, made of beeswax, jojoba oil, organic cotton, and tree resin, sticks to itself and can be washed and reused. Seal up a sub, half an onion, or a bowl of salad. $18 to $19 for a three-pack;

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