This compact compost pail can fit anywhere in your kitchen. Throw kitchen scraps, such as vegetable and fruit peelings, cooked table scraps, eggshells, and stale bread, into the sturdy pail to produce nourishing fertilizer for your garden.
Why It’s Great: The pail is lined with a charcoal filter, which absorbs food odors. It creates the perfect starter compost for newly green homes.
Ceramic Compost Pail (also available in stainless steel)
Available at Williams-Sonoma
This refrigerator has a three-door design with a pullout freezer drawer on the bottom. Other features include: electronic controls with digital temperature display, a temperature-controlled gourmet pantry drawer, and spill-proof glass shelves.
Why It’s Great: Never leave the fridge open again: An alarm alerts you when the door is ajar. Plus, this Energy Star® qualified model uses up to 20% less energy than a standard refrigerator.
Kenmore Elite Refrigerator
$1,639 (prices vary by model)
Available at Kenmore
The cutting board is eco-friendly and, surprisingly, very sturdy. It is naturally anti-bacterial, and it repels moisture and odors.
Why It’s Great: The board's surface won’t dull knives and is naturally self-healing!
Cork Cutting Board
Available at Crate & Barrel
This cooktop comes loaded with many features, including up to 25 preset digital settings to start immediate cooking. It requires no preheating and has an easy-to-clean surface.
Why It’s Great: The induction cooktop can boil water in 90 seconds and is 70% more efficient than gas and 20% more than electric. Talk about saving time and energy!
Induction Hybrid Cooktop
Available at Electrolux
These handy bins now come in all sorts of shapes, colors, and sizes, making recycling stylish and easy for everyone.
Why It’s Great: You’ll be amazed, and get a great sense of satisfaction, when you see how much you recycle instead of throwing away.
Indoor Recycling Storage Bins
Available at The Container Store
Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning product lines use natural ingredients that are environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
Why It’s Great: Mrs. Meyer’s comes in four signature scents. Pick the one that's right for your household or creates the right environment (we like the relaxing scent of lavender).
Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Products
$4.99 to $7.99
Available at Mrs. Meyer's
Save time and energy by using a convection oven instead of a large traditional oven. The extra-large interior allows you to have two cooking racks. Or remove the racks and use the rotisserie feature to cook an entire chicken.
Why It’s Great: It will save you money because it's more efficient than a regular oven and can easily be stored when it is not in use.
Available at Kohl's
Biodegradable plates, bowls, and cups are the perfect replacement for not-so-earth-friendly plasticware. All of these products are made from 100% sugar cane fiber, which makes them compostable and recyclable.
Why It’s Great: Not only are they made from renewable resources, but they are also microwavable, freezer safe, oil resistant, and capable of handling hot or cold foods and beverages.
Biodegradable Plates, Bowls, and Cups
$5.50 to $9
Available at Branch Home
This sporty stainless steel bottle is a great way to easily transport your favorite beverage without wasting plastic water bottles. Each bottle has a loop and sports cap and is dishwasher safe!
Why It’s Great: This durable, lightweight, reusable, and recyclable bottle is 100% stainless steel and has no aluminum or BPA’s (Bisphenol A), which have been shown to possibly increase the chances of heart disease or diabetes.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Available at Organically Gifted
This sleek dishwasher is spacious with its super capacity feature. The Soak & Scour option allows you to skip rinsing dishes in the sink. And the dishwasher still holds the Energy Star® standard.
Why It’s Great: You can eliminate the need to pre-rinse your dishes, which will save water. Not only is the dishwasher earth friendly, but it’s also sound sensitive. This model comes with five levels of quiet operation.
Energy Star® Qualified Dishwasher
Available at Whirlpool