It’s Earth Day today, not to mention Earth Week, and the best way to honour this time is to be especially mindful of our impact on the environment. When we use less chemicals, we are being gentler to ourselves and the environment. Check out our top 10 picks for green kitchen ware, cleaning tools and supplies. Happy Earth Day and Earth Week!
1. ScanWood Salad Set from Le Bono
Made of olive wood with anti-microbial properties, these salad serving utensils are durable and sourced sustainably from Europe and carry Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. While it has travelled a long way to Singapore, one can be assured that it has been responsibly sourced, food safe, and expected to last a long time. Buy it here for $24.
2. Keep Leaf from NeisHaus
These lightweight reusable snack bags are made from 100% cotton canvas and serves as a wonderful sandwich and food container. BPA- and Phthalate-free, its inner lining is waterproof and easy to clean. Available in medium and large sizes, the site also sells lunch bags. Buy it here from $10, plus 10% off and free shipping till 24th April.
3. ENJO Kitchen Pack
This set of three kitchen and oven cleaners use microfibre technology and do not require the use of cleaning liquids, just add water and it’s ready to go! Clean benchtops, the stovetop, splash back area, tiles and ovens with the Kitchen Glove, Kitchen Scrub and Kitchen ENJOFil. Made for durability and absorbency, microfibres grip grease and dirt. Also available on the site is a fruit and vegetable cleaning cloth and other kitchen cleaning microfibre cloths. The Kitchen Pack retails here at $105.
4. EcoForce Recycled Super Soft dusters from GreenPal
Made from recycled fibre, these dusters come in a pack of 10, and can be used to wipe all kinds of surfaces, including wood and glass. There is also a wide range of kitchen supplies made of recycled materials available on their website. Affordably priced at $3.90, and can be purchased here.
5. Loofah-Art Bluebird from NeisHaus
Biodegradable and sustainably sourced and prepared, these loofahs come in a range of 12 cute animal and vegetable shapes. Durable and made to clean tough stains, these loofahs are versatile and can also be used to clean vegetables and fruits. Available here at $10, at 10% off and free shipping till 24th April.
6. Apiwraps from NeisHaus
Said to be used during colonial times to keep food fresh while on the road, Apiwraps are a safe, eco, reusable alternative to aluminium foil and plastic wrap, Apiwraps are made using organic cotton, beeswax and oil, and lasts for up to a year. Prices start from $17, available here, plus 10% off and free shipping till 24th April.
7. Soap Nuts by The DIY Secrets
Any more natural and you’ll have to pluck it from the tree. Soap Nuts, also known as Soap Berries, carry a subtle fruity scent and is a gentle all purpose cleaner. It can be used to wash the floor, to laundry, and if you’re adventurous enough – your hair and body. Priced from $2.50, buy it here. Storewide discount of up to 40% off, only till 26 April.
8. ecostore Hand Wash from The Naturally Better Company
Available in delightful scents such as Orange and Patchouli and Rose and Cardamom, and even fragrance-free, this hand wash is gentle on the hands and the waterways. If you prefer foaming hand washers, that’s available on their website too, our favourite scent – Cucumber and Bergamot. Buy it here for $13.40.
9. Buds Anti Bac Floor Cleaner from Bud Cosmetics
Parents and pet owners who want a safe, clean floor for bubs and pets to crawl and play on will like this. This floor cleaner contains mild and gentle ingredients such as organic tea tree oil, which has antimicrobial properties, and is effective against fungus, bacteria and viruses. Available here at a promotion price of $21.36 till 26 April.
10. Goodbye Detergent Kitchen Cleaning Pads from GreenPal
Goodbye Detergent has a range of cleaning pads for cookware. Designed to work without detergents and harsh chemicals, their cleaning pads are made from recycled materials and are made to last. The range includes cleansing pads made for washing enamel pots to stainless steel to anodised aluminium and even for heavy duty use. Sold in a set of at least two pads, get it here for $9.40, at 10% off till 30 April.