Published on October 10th, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli0
Sustainable Kitchen Products from Bambu
As a chef, I am always looking for fun new kitchen equipment– but as a eco-minded consumer I am aware the cutest choices are not usually the most sustainable choices. But Bambu has created a line of sustainable kitchen products that is amazingly beautiful, totally eco-friendly, and best of all, very affordable.
Green Living Ideas was graciously sent some Bambu sustainable kitchen products to try in our kitchen, and I am really excited to share these products with our readers. With roots in Portland, Oregon, Bambu designs, develops and manufactures handcrafted, modern home products made from renewable materials such as bamboo, cork, coconut, hemp and soy. The company moved from Portland to Shanghai, China, to be closer to their product source, and currently they produce more than 150 different products in their own workshop and facilities. Bambu is a member of Green America and Green Business Network.
The whole line of Bambu sustainable kitchen products are made from renewable sources, and all are beautifully, thoughtfully designed with modern accents and practical applications. Their cutting boards are made from smooth bamboo and cork; their bowls made from discarded coconut shells or polished bamboo, and their baskets are made from grasses or cork, all which would fit beautifully in a modern, green home. Even better, all Bambu cooking utensils are certified organic, which is a novelty in the world of kitchen equipment. Though their source material has long been certified, as a direct result of the more stringent production procedures the entire range of utensils—including the Essential Organic series, Give It A Rest series and the Bambu KIDS collection of children’s feeding utensils—are Organic Certified by the USDA Organic program.
Bambu focuses on sustainability in all aspects of their company. They recently partnered with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch. “This partnership reflects a common purpose to encourage people to rethink their buying decisions and consider wiser, sustainably sourced alternatives,” says Bambu president Jeff Delkin. In the initial stages of this partnership, Bambu will donate profits from three of its “sea-themed” products—Bamboo Whale Coasters, Bamboo Fish, and new Seashell Trays to be launched in October—directly to the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium in support of its Seafood Watch program.