Lea Stewart

Top 10 Eco Products from the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

by , 03/04/13

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The Babycook Pro is the new and improved baby food maker from Beaba. By easily preparing fruits and veggies, the Babycook Pro offers parents an easy, safe and well designed way to cook healthy and tasty food. This one-of-a-kind, patented compact appliance functions as a steamer, blender, warmer, and defroster to prepare fresh, healthy meals in less than 15 minutes, and the new lid design allows for completely safe one-handed operation. Beaba also offers storage containers and squeeze pouches for eating on the go, allowing parents to save on money and packaging waste of store-bought pureed single serve products.

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Brazilian company Grupo BB offers products molded from recycled plastic blended with coconut husks discarded from the food industry, waste wood shavings from the furniture industry, and upcycled plastics from the interiors of Tetra Pak packaging. Their line of thermal mugs have a double wall whose internal part is made with of coconut fiber or reforested wood waste fiber. The coconut used for the internal part replaces 50% of plastic used to make earlier mugs, and an external part made from Tetra Pak post-consumer recycled packing.

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Grow a hydroponic garden in an upcycled plastic bottle with products from Petomato. Petomato is easy and requires little maintenance. Simply insert the seeds into the top of the water bottle, fill it with water and watch the plants grow.

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Dash company debuted a prototype of a Greek yogurt maker that they plan to have on the market shortly. Not only does this product have style, but it saves on packaging from purchasing yogurt in plastic containers. You can use cow milk, or choose to use soy or nut milks too! Once milk is added into the machine, it strains and cultures the milk, turning it into authentic Greek yogurt. Dash was sampling their yogurt and it was out of this world, especially since no sugars or preservatives were added.

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  1. RowdyStJames March 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    We use the Wash It detergent-less laundry system. No more toxic chemicals in our laundry or waste water.

    http://www.washit.com

  2. Lea Stewart Lea Stewart June 5, 2013 at 11:38 am
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