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Top Eco Products 2024

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From water bottles to reusable dishcloths to countertop composters, the shelves at Downtown Walnut Creek Hardware are lined with a staggering number of sustainable products designed for repeat usage. Here are ten products that will help you reduce waste and live more sustainably.

Yeti Rambler 26-Ounce Water Bottle Thanks to its stellar thermoregulation and durability, the Yeti Rambler comes out on top as a replacement for plastic water bottles. ($40)

Seventh Generation 100% Recycled Bath Tissue Each roll contains 240 sheets of chemical free, recycled paper. (4 rolls $7.59)

Harold Import Co. Glass Pour-Over Coffee Maker For a quick one cup brew, save time, money, and avoid using a plastic capsule with this pour over coffee maker. Not only do you get a great-tasting cup of coffee, but after you’re done you can compost the filter & grinds. ($24.99)

Lodge Cast Iron Chainmail Scrubbing Pad Constructed out of stainless steel chainmail rings, the textured pad surface is ideal for cleaning cast iron pan. Heavy duty, dishwasher safe, ergonomically designed to last a lifetime. ($24.99)


Norpro Nordic White Ceramic Compost Keeper This one gallon ceramic compost container blends well on kitchen countertops, holding organic waste—egg shells, coffee grounds, greens, clippings and vegetable scraps—until you’re ready to transfer them into a green organics bin or an outdoor garden area. Reducing organic material in landfill is part of California's climate strategy under SB 1383. ($36.99)

Green Pan Valencia Pro Ceramic Frypans Metal utensil safe, nonstick ceramic coating is free of PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium. Dishwasher safe, prices vary.

If You Care Reuseable Sponge Cloths Ideal for cleaning countertops, one cloth replaces 15 rolls of paper towels, machine washable up to 300 times. (5pk, $8.59)

Big Green Egg Grill, roast, smoke, sear, or bake in this versatile outdoor cooker. Easy to use and light with 100% natural lump charcoal made from hardwood. Prices vary by size. (Medium grill, $799.00; 17.6 lb. bag hickory & oak lump charcoal $34.25)

Feit 60-Watt LED Light Bulbs  With an average life span of 15,000 hours, these mercury-free indoor bulbs, use 80% less energy than an incandescent bulb. (3-pack, $15.99)


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