Eco-friendly housekeeping finds that keep the health of the planet in mind

The green book

Learn about the small changes you can make to reduce your impact on the environment, one week at a time. From home furnishings and cleaning routines to food shopping, Live Green is all about sustainable living choices for everyday life.

New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, (504) 658-4100, “Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life” by Jen Chillingsworth, $12.99.

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Scrubbing without the plastic

From Burstenhaus Redecker, one of the last producers of handcrafted brushes in Germany, this tough little dish brush is made from untreated beechwood and natural Tampico bristles strong enough to scrub away stubborn stuck-on food.

Sunday Shop, 2025 Magazine St., New Orleans, (504) 342-2087, Redecker 11-inch wooden dish brush with Tampico fiber bristles, $12.

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The un-paper towel

Reduce paper waste with a soft but durable kitchen towel. Ten percent of proceeds from this ocean-inspired cotton towel are donated to the Coral Reef Alliance, which works with people around the world — from fishers to government leaders and scientists — to protect coral reefs, our planet’s most valuable and vulnerable ecosystem.

Goods That Matter, 1114 Josephine St., New Orleans, (504) 264-2478, Ocean Series 30-inch premium all-cotton kitchen towel hand block-printed with water-based eco inks, $24.

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A better bag

Cutting down on single-use plastics in your home? Made of durable platinum silicone, Stasher reusable storage bags are nontoxic, plastic-free, heat safe and leakproof. They are also microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. What’s not to love?

World Market, Stasher half-gallon silicone storage bag, $19.99.

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Conscious nesting

MightyNest takes the guesswork out of going green with its curated selection of goods for a cleaner, more sustainable lifestyle. All products in this online store are free from toxic ingredients, including BPA, PVC, phthalates, melamine, formaldehyde, flame retardants and parabens. Not sure where to begin? Get a MightFix subscription and receive a hand-picked healthy, green product each month.

MightyNest, MightyFix subscription box, $11 per month.

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