Green Street is a new green line of kitchen utensils from Robinson Home Products. The company’s goals are to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere and to provide retailers with environmentally friendly products. The plastic bottles used for bottled water are made from plastic, specifically a thermoplastic polymer resin, PET, made from petroleum. According to Green Street, “Every year in the U.S., manufacturing these water bottles uses enough crude oil to power 1 million cars. By recycling those bottles, we reduce the amount of oil America needs.” Materials are added to the recycled plastic from the plastic water bottles to make the plastic more stable and both heat and stain resistant — obviously important, since the material will be used for kitchen tools. The resulting plastic is FDA approved, dishwasher-safe and heat resistant to 425°. Next, this recycled plastic, in the form of pellets, is shipped less than 750 miles to a manufacturing plant in Ontario, NY. Since Robinson Home Products keeps the transportation distances short, it uses less fossil fuel and reduces greenhouse gases. To further reduce harmful emissions, the factory uses both windmill and natural gas generators to make its own power. After the kitchen tools and utensils are manufactured, they are shipped less than 100 miles to a Buffalo, NY, warehouse using biodiesel-fueled trucks. After the utensils go through a careful inspection, they are packed in 100% recycled packaging for shipment to retailers and distributors across the country. That means each Green Street kitchen tool and utensil, along with its packaging, is not only 100% recycled, but also 100% recyclable. And they’re made in the U.S. Green Street is going the extra mile to make a positive impact in its community and across the U.S. To learn more, visit greenstreethome.com.
Green Your Utensils With Green Street
Fully recycled and recyclable plastic utensils made in the U.S. aim to cut back on carbon emissions.