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Earth Day and Eco Friendly Products For Your Home

Earth Day and Eco Friendly Products For Your Home

Earth Day is on April 22, and the theme this year is 'Invest In Our Planet'. Earth is our home. We share it wtih each other, and with future generations, so investing in our environment is a an investment into the future. We here at Heart of the Home carefully choose what we stock at our store, with an eye to food safe reusable products that will be a part of your kitchen for years to come. Let's explore some of these brands and see how they help keep your kitchen eco-friendly!

Stasher: silicone food bags
These durable reusable bags are brilliantly designed for storing and transporting food. One Stasher bag keeps 260 single use plastic bags out of oceans per year! The Pinch-Loc® seal and platinum silicone keeps these products leak free for year. Best of all, these bags are safe to wash in the dishwasher, and can handle up to 425°F in the oven,stovetop & microwave. You can even use them in the freezer and a sous vide.

Formaticum: cheese paper
Proper handling and storage can mean the difference between vibrant, delicious, living cheese and dead, ammoniated, spoiled cheese. These cheese storage materials are designed specifically to keep cheese fresh and delicious by allowing oxygen to flow freely, and by preventing moisture from escaping. Formaticum cheese paper works to create a cave-like environment, perfect for storing cheese!

Mepal: food storage containers and lunch boxes
Lunch boxes are the ultimate reusable food container, and Mepal has excelled in their design of kids and adult Bento Boxes and Lunch Pots- perfect for toting everything that you want to take for your midday meal! They have even created a leak proof yogurt pot! Smartly designed, these durable storage containers are going to last you and your family years. 

Rewind Reusable: upcycled fabric cleaning cloths, rounds and towels
Creations by a local Edmonton maker crafted from fabric ends with the purpose of replacing paper towels and one-use makeup pads. 

Sew Happy: upcycled food bags and dish covers
Support local with shopping these reusable food bags and dish covers crafted by a local Edmonton maker.

LOQI Bags: reusable shopping totes
Licensed art on durable and fashionable large tote bags. Pick your favourite artist and you will likely find one of their prints on these bags - Frida, Van Gogh, Degas and more!

Silicone Straws: various brands
Not only are silicone straws wonderful for the environment as they can be used again and again. They also come in a wide variety of colours, and even different sizes and softness. We carry different brands of straws to choose from.

Silpat: reusable non-stick baking liners
These mats and molds make baking easy, and remove the need for parchment papers. Silpat™ mats and moulds are made from a unique textile fiberglass core and unique food grade silicone wrap – that means they work consistently and clean up effortlessly. Every bake cooks evenly, releases easily and, because you need no butter or fat, your food’s healthier. Carefully treated, Silpat™ products will last for 3000 baking cycles.

Trudeau Silicone Bakeware: reusable non-stick baking molds
Discover Trudeau's large variety of great baking pans for loafs, muffins, and even donut pans at our store. They even come in fun patterns like the sprinkles of 'White Confetti'. The 'Structure' silicone line has structured steel for easier handling.

Swedish Dishclothes: the better picker-upper
From quick cleanups from spills to hand-washing dishes, these are fantastic replacements of paper towels and sponges. Good for 200 washes, and created from vegetable cellulose, Swedish Dishcloths are compostable. Absolute genius! 

Come visit us on Earth Day, we'd love to show you these items and others that are focused on making your kitchen sustainable and eco-friendly!