7 Eco-Friendly and Recycled Garden Products
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1. Pocket Protector
Handmade in the United States with industrial felt made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles, Woolly Pocket’s breathable recycled planters regulate internal moisture and help form strong, healthy roots. Tina planter, 4 by 9 inches: $20 each
2. Foot Traffic
When it’s time to snip some garden herbs for dinner, slip on Okabashi garden clogs, which are made with up to 25 percent recycled content. Return your worn pair to the factory in Buford, Georgia, to be recycled and receive a coupon for your next purchase. Turquoise clog: $15
3. Have a Lark
Feathered friends will flock to this luminous recycled glass birdfeeder. Fill it with sunflower seeds, millet and cracked corn. Circular Iridescent Crushed Glass Mosaic Bird Feeder: $30
4. Carried Away
Available in three sizes and nine fun colors, recycled-content TuffTotes are perfect for collecting vegetables, gathering leaves or mixing soil. 3 1/2 gallon TuffTote: $23; 7 gallon TuffTote: $26; 11 gallon TuffTote: $30
5. Seed Savvy
Planting heirloom, non-genetically modified seeds, such as these from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, is a great way to help preserve endangered plant varieties and grow healthy, prolific plants in your garden. Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage seeds: $2; Danvers 126 Half Long Carrot seeds: $1.50
6. Ground Work
This handy tool weeds, cultivates, edges and digs with ease. Made in Wisconsin, it features a recycled steel blade and recycled composite handle. CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator: $25
7. Quite A Pair
Made of organic bamboo, these latex-coated gloves provide dexterity and gripping power. They’re also 100 percent biodegradable. GO Greens Coated Bamboo Gloves: $5 a pair
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