International Housewares Association Green Roundup

International Housewares Association Green Roundup

Jen DeRose
Oct 23, 2008

A recycled ginger ale bottle broom, a cutting board made from reclaimed milk jugs, and a travel mug that's both 100% recycled and recyclable were just a few of our favorites at this show...

Last week in New York, we checked out this trade show from the IHA. We went crazy over the cutting boards at Epicurean, which offers three eco-friendly boards made from either milk jugs (green), corrugated cardboard, (dark brown) or recycled paper. (light brown)

We also really liked Aladdin's sustainable products, like the mugs in the first image. They also offer a snack container--no more need for plastic baggies--that's 85% recycled content and has a cute design.

These cleaning cloths from Tercor are made from recycled pre-consumer cotton.

The green color in Casabella's cleaning system comes from recycled ginger ale bottles! Plus, the pole is made from 30% recycled aluminum, and--for all of you with small apartments--the cleaning heads all swap out to fit on one pole, so you don't need a separate broom and mop.

Finally, we liked this dual trash/recycling bin from Simple Human. They also offer magnet markers, so you can easily designate other metal trash cans as "recycling" or "trash," 100% biodegradable bags, and stackable bins.

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