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Room by Room: Green Products for the Kitchen and Dining Room

Aim for health and durability in the heart of your home.
By Jessica Kellner and Ginevra Holtkamp
July/August 2011
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Made of reclaimed pine floorboards from a Wisconsin schoolhouse, the heirloom-quality School House Plank Dining Table is handcrafted in the United States.
Photo Courtesy Sundance

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1. On the Table
Made of reclaimed pine floorboards from a Wisconsin schoolhouse, the heirloom-quality School House Plank Dining Table from Sundance is handcrafted in the United States. $1,995

2. Stack Attack
Sure, these Eazistore pans are from our own product line, but we love them for their recycled content (more than 50 percent recycled stainless steel) and space-saving, stackable design. 4-piece set (2- and 3-quart sauce pans with lids), $50

3. Up to the Plate
Sturdy yet delicately luminescent—and 100 percent recycled glass—the Serene Sol Dinnerware collection from VivaTerra serves up style. 16-piece set, $198 (also sold individually)

4. Health Food Store
Keep plastic chemicals away from your food and out of your kitchen. Made in the United States with BPA-free lids, the True Seal 10 Piece Glass Storage Set is microwave- and dishwasher-safe. 10-piece set, $32

5. Upside Down Cake
By Etsy artists BootsNGus, Upcycled Hanging Baskets made of vintage Bundt pans help clear counter space and make cool planters. $30

6. Chop to It
A nod to old-world craftsmanship, the Veggie & Herb Chopper from Uncommon Goods is handforged of recycled steel by Alabama artist Al Stephens. $32

7. Some Bunny to Love
Etsy artisan ohlittlerabbit specializes in playful textiles with adorable, handprinted designs—such as this handsome green bunny on organic cotton fabric. Set of four 19-inch square napkins, $20

8. Glass Act
Colorful, dimpled recycled-glass drinkware is perfect to mix and match for unpretentious style. Set of four juice glasses, $16

9. High Bar
The Joinery in Portland, Oregon, handcrafts furniture that’s built to last, using age-old building techniques and local FSC-certified woods. Each heritage Celilo Stool is signed by its builder and comes with a lifetime guarantee. $620

10. Bottles Up
Store homemade herbal oils and vinegars in a shapely, airtight recycled glass bottle. 34-ounce bottle, $5

Read the original article, "Room by Room: Natural Home & Garden's Guide to Green Products for Every Room."

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