If you need some new kitchen utensils or you need a housewarming or bridal shower gift, take a look at the new Green Street recycled spoons and turners from Robinson Home Products.

Green Street Solid Spoon/Patterned Spoon (retail price $3.99 each) Classically shaped design for stirring and transferring of cooked food. The long handle is ergonomically designed with a shallow channel for a comfortable, secure grip. The decorative slots allow for quick draining of liquids and fats. 

Green Street Small Turner/Large Patterned Turner (retail price $3.99 each) The flat head slides easily even under delicate foods, keeping them intact. The decorative slots allow cooking oil, grease and other drippings to drain and prevent foods from sticking to its surface. Both turners have a perforated edge, which can be used for cutting. The long handle is ergonomically designed with a shallow channel for a comfortable, secure grip.

It seems as if the process for these green colored utensils is itself pretty green. The utensils are created from two to three recycled PET bottles each, and the manufacturing process for this material uses at least 50 to 85 percent less energy than the process for making traditional resins. An on-site wind turbine and natural gas generators power the plant where the utensils are made. The trucks that ship the finished products from the plant to the warehouse are fueled by biodiesel.

Remember, a good rule of thumb is the most environmentally friendly item you already have is the greenest one. It’s silly to buy something new just because its eco-friendly if you already own something that does the same job. But, if you find yourself really needing to buy some new kitchen utensils, these seem like a great option.

Green Street products can be found at Kitchen Collection and Le Gourmet Chef stores nationwide as well as at kitchencollection.com and legourmetchef.com

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