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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle With 8 Restored Kitchen Items

Apr 22 2013 - 2:47pm

Upcycled, recycled — either way you spin it, there's something special about items that get another life. That's why we're loving these kitchen tools made out of everything from steel to old Coca-Cola bottles. This Earth Day, clean your veggies and serve your drinks knowing you're using products that have been made out of recycled material. All you have to do for your part is shop on. Does it get any easier than that?


If you don't have this classic Mexican tool in the kitchen already, you'll want to pick up a molcajete [1] ($12) to mash and grind all your favorite ingredients. This one is great because it's made out of pretty bright-blue recycled glass.

Vegetable Brush

Do your part while keeping produce clean by using an eco-friendly vegetable brush [2] ($5) made from recycled and bamboo materials.


Think of it as a really chic upcycled project. This striped paper bowl [3] ($63, originally $258) in black and white is too sleek to keep hidden in cabinets.

Cutting Board

The nice thing about this recycled plastic cutting board [4] ($10) is that it's made with a curve for easy holding.

Vegetable Chopper

How cool is this vegetable and herb chopper [5] ($34)? It gets its unique look from being hammered out of recycled steel.

Mixing Bowl Set

This mixing bowl set [6] ($25) made from natural and recycled material is so versatile, you can use it either to serve guests or to hold your ingredients while you cook.

Glass Pitcher

Does the light-green color of this recycled glass pitcher [7] ($36) look familiar? If you answered yes, that's because it's made from old Coca-Cola bottles.


Just think of all the casseroles you can cook in this red and white cocotte [8] ($120-$250) made from recycled material.

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