Green shopping guide
Shopping with sustainability in mind has never been so much fun.
Shopping with sustainability in mind has never been so much fun. All these locally sourced products are useful alternatives to plastic and single-use items.
- Be stylish and sophisticated at the grocery store with LOQI reusable shopping bags. Many feature famous paintings and colorful graphic designs. $12.95, Philbrook Museum of Art Shop, 2727 S. Rockford Road.
- Purchase a bottle of balsamic vinegar or extra-virgin olive oil from Mecca and, once empty, you can bring the glass bottle back in and refill it with your favorite selection. $13.95, 200 ml size, Mecca Coffee Co., 1330 E. 41st St.
- Ditch the paper. Fabric napkins are dyed by hand with natural indigo, $24 for set of two; block-printed linen napkins, $28 for set of two (top of page); House Sparrow Fine Nesting, inside Retro Den, 1216 S. Harvard Ave.
- A tote with the most uses imaginable. $30, Philbrook Museum of Art Shop.
- Corkcicle reusable stainless-steel tumblers are triple-insulated for cold and hot drinks, $30, Mecca Coffee Co.
- Join the cities, restaurants and big corporations ditching the plastic straw. Reusable silicone, metal and paper straws are fashionable alternatives. Silicone smoothie straws, $12 for a six pack with cleaning brush, Mecca Coffee Co. Paper straws, $3.99 for a 25-pack, Reasor’s, 3915 S. Peoria Ave.
- Bees Wrap is a reusable food wrap that is an alternative to plastic cling wrap and aluminum foil. Made from beeswax, organic cloth, tree resin and jojoba oil, it comes in a multitude of sizes and is washable. $19.95, single bread size, The Snow Goose, 1814 Utica Square.
- Reusable, machine-washable mesh bags are perfect for picking up produce at your local grocer or farmers’ market, $2.49, Sprouts Farmers Market, multiple locations.
- Never buy dryer sheets again. Felted dryer balls are made from 100-percent natural wool and can be scented with a few drops of essential oil. $12 for a set of three, Shepherd’s Cross in Claremore, etsy.com/shop/shepherdscross.
- Solar-powered Little Sun Diamond provides five hours of bright light. $30, Philbrook Museum of Art Shop
- Bamboo is the most sustainable, renewable resource on the planet, and fabric made from its fibers are odor-resistant and cooling. $34, T-shirt; $49, beach blanket; Cariloha, 1760 Utica Square.
- Green Toys are made in the U.S. from 100-percent recycled plastic. Blocks, trucks, airplanes and play kits are made for multiple age groups. $21.99, sand play set, Kiddlestix, 3815 S. Harvard Ave.
- Handmade in Tulsa, Elevated Candles upcycle wine bottles with natural soy wax enhanced by essential oils. $28, Kitchen 66 General Store inside Mother Road Market, 1124 S. Lewis Ave.
- Consume less plastic and help the Tulsa community? That’s what one Tulsa company — Brush 4 Brush — does with its bamboo toothbrush subscription program. For every toothbrush sold, the company gives one to a local elementary student while partnering with Dr. Llon Clendenen of Tulsa Braces to teach students proper oral hygiene. $1.99 each, plus shipping and handling, brush4brush.com.