Rough Linen 3-Piece Produce Bag Set
These reusable linen produce bags, made from recycled fabric scraps, are more sustainable and durable than single-use plastic or paper. Linen is made of natural hollow fibers that transport excess moisture to the outer surface of the material so it quickly evaporates away. We like Rough Linen's array of sizes in the set, with 9-inch, 12-inch and 15-inch square bags that each have a generous capacity, and that the colored drawstrings allow you to easily differentiate between the sizes. The bags' thick stitching and reinforced seams are not only attractive but more importantly make for a stronger product that is unlikely to rip; the company also uses an especially dense custom-woven linen for its 3-Piece Produce Bag Set. Their durability makes for longer use and easy maintenance: Simply throw them in the washing machine, preferably in cold water to avoid shrinking. And though they'll last for years, when you do finally retire your bags, the linen is 100% biodegradable for a reduced impact on the environment. Best for transporting produce from market.
Marley's Monsters Pre-Rolled UNpaper Towels
To save money and reduce waste, switch to reusable, machine-washable UNpaper Towels made from 100% cotton. We like that the cloth is soft, with an absorbent felt-like texture that helps the cloths cling to each other for more compact storage—the towels can even be wrapped around a paper towel roll. Marley's Monsters cuts its squares a little larger than standard disposable paper towels because after a few washes, the cotton material shrinks but also becomes more absorbent. The pack also has a serged edge, which means each cloth is wrapped by one long continuous thread that is unlikely to unravel and prevents fraying. Sarah Dooley's company started in 2013 when she was pregnant with her first child, Marley. She now runs Marley's Monsters in Eugene, Oregon, along with her husband, focusing on eco-friendly household products and soft goods.
Wood Paper Towel Holder NOT Included
Straight Glass Drinking Straws — 2-Pack
We love these reusable drinking straws because they are durable, easy to clean and reduce waste. They are made from strong borosilicate glass that makes the straw dishwasher-safe, and unlike with metal drinking straws, the clear glass allows you to check whether the inside of the straw is clean. Included in the set is a convenient cleaning brush to reach the inside if your straw needs hand-washing. Its 9.5-millimeter internal diameter is similar to most standard drinking straws, with a medium length of 8 inches.
VejiBag Reusable Storage Bags - Set of 3
More durable and eco-friendly than plastic bags, these French terry bags are designed to prolong the life of stored produce. The fabric holds just enough moisture to maintain an ideal humidity for leafy greens, carrots, green beans—you name it. They’ll last for years, and you’ll discard less wilted produce.
Mepal Cirqula 4-Piece Storage Set
A set of high-quality storage bowls is essential in any kitchen for storing prepared ingredients and leftovers. These lightweight polypropylene bowls from Dutch company Mepal nest snugly for storage, have tightly locking lids and are safe for use in the freezer and microwave. The bowls have a clean, compact design and are available in two colors: a warm berry red or elegant dark blue. With four pieces varying in size, the Mepal bowls will cover all of your food storage needs.
Bee's Wrap Sandwich Wrap
Vermont-based Bee’s Wrap is made with beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin for a washable and reusable alternative to plastic wrap—plus, it's completely biodegradable. The 13-inch by 13-inch wrap is plenty large enough for sandwiches and even portions of fruits and vegetables or pastries. Like the Bee's Wrap multi-pack, this sandwich wrap can also be used as a seal for larger containers, providing a remarkably tight seal. To clean, use a mild detergent and room temperature water (hot water will melt the wax and affect long-term durability). If the wraps get too cold and won’t seal properly, simply crumble up, using the warmth of your hands to soften.
Dimensions: 13-inch square
Materials: Beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil, tree resin
Use: Soften with warmth from your hands and wrap around food. Wrap will seal as it cools.
Care: Hand-wash only in cool water with mild dish soap. Air-dry and keep away from heat, including hot water, dishwashers, microwaves and ovens.