Help me find some green appliances!
November 24, 2010 8:55 AM Subscribe
I need help finding the most eco-friendly and ethical small appliances (or at least, the least non-ethical and non-eco-friendly) that I can. The web resources are seriously lacking! Hope me?
posted by sabotagerabbit to home & garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I work in an office that works hard to be truly green. We are in a position where we need to get a microwave, toaster oven, coffeemaker and kettle for our kitchen (shared between about 12 staff). Unfortunately I can't find refurbished small appliances anywhere in town, and I'm nervous about just buying used from Craigslist (or equivalent) because of potential wiring issues.
I've been searching through Google, but essentially to no avail. Ideally, I would like something that is the most energy efficient, but that also is not from a company that is ethically sketchy (like, I don't want our microwave purchase to indirectly fund armament). I know this seems perhaps excessive for a fairly minor purchase, but it is a big deal to all of us in the office, and I'd like to at least do my due diligence. I will certainly try to buy the appliances from a local store rather than a big box, but I'm hoping that someone out there may have some brilliant resource that can help me with this. Any leads are greatly appreciated! We're located in Ottawa, Canada.