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By Elemental Green Staff

Energy-efficient appliances? Check. Recycled glass countertop? Check. Water-saving faucet? Check. You’re working through your kitchen eco-renovation and it’s time to pick a sink. But, unlike most other product categories, whether a sink or its manufacturer holds up to sustainability standards isn’t always as obvious. Still, there are leaders out there paving a new path toward a greener future and, as always, we want to make it easier for you to find them. We scoured the internet and found a wide array of eco-friendly kitchen sinks for all styles and budgets, and today we’re showcasing some of our favorite gorgeous green options.

Native Trails

Native Trails works with artisans around the world to handcraft inspiring, sophisticated kitchen and bath products from natural, sustainable materials such as NativeStone™ concrete, recycled copper, and reclaimed wood. Desire more differentiation for your project? They offer customization of all of their copper sinks and bathtubs. Their sustainably made products can help earn points toward the USGBC’s LEED certification program, a recognized standard for measuring building sustainability in the United States and countries around the world.

Native Trails Farmhouse Quartet NativeStone Kitchen Sink

A one-of-a-kind handcrafted curved apron-front kitchen sink designed with four installation options. Award-winning Quartet’s beautiful bow-edge can be installed in the front or back, apron-style or under the counter. Quartet is handcrafted of NativeStone®, a sustainable combination of natural jute fiber and cement, producing an extraordinarily strong material while creating a dramatically lighter product—approximately 40% less than standard concrete sinks. Quartet has previously received the prestigious GOOD DESIGN award, honoring the most innovative and cutting-edge products from around the world.


  • Single curved-front bowl
  • No faucet holes
  • Finished on all four sides
  • Crack, stain and scratch resistant

Native Trails Farmhouse 30 Recycled Copper Kitchen Sink

Farmhouse 30 sets a precedent for popularity. This 30-inch single-basin farmhouse sink offers a desirable size option, while its undermount installation allows for maximized counter and workspace. Add in the distinctive texture and coloration of its hammered copper apron front, and there’s just no telling how far this sink will go! Farmhouse 30 is an artisan crafted apron-front kitchen sink, forged of high-quality recycled copper. Copper has been used for centuries in kitchens and baths throughout the world and has antimicrobial properties; Farmhouse 30 brings modern functionality to a classic material. Available in Antique, Brushed Nickel, and Polished Copper finish.


  • Single bowl
  • No faucet holes

Native Trails Cocina Duet Pro Recycled Copper Kitchen Sink

Popular. Accommodating. An overachiever for sure. Cocina Duet Pro copper kitchen sink goes to the top of the class for its deep, dual sink bowls. Cocina Duet Pro double bowl kitchen sink is artisan crafted; hand-forged of high-quality recycled copper. You can trust that your heirloom sink will last for generations—Native Trails offers a lifetime warranty on all the copper sinks.


  • Double bowl
  • No faucet holes
  • 10-inch depth


Kohler has a Believing In Better® philosophy that drives their thinking and action regarding stewardship and environmental sustainability. They are working constantly to reduce their environmental impact. They have committed to a goal of sending no solid waste to landfills, reducing or offsetting 100% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reducing water usage—a program they call Net Zero 2035. They’re driving growth and innovation by developing products that have lower environmental impacts over their entire life cycle and are systematically incorporating sustainability into the product development process itself.

Kohler Riverby Enameled Cast Iron Kitchen Sink

The understated beauty of this Riverby sink makes it an elegant and versatile addition to the kitchen. The large/medium bowls allow you to keep clean and dirty dishes separate, while a sloped base minimizes water pooling. Crafted from enameled cast iron, this sink resists chipping, cracking, or burning for years of beauty and reliable performance. It comes with a custom-fit colander with integral cutting board, a utility rack with soaking cup, as well as a stainless steel bottom sink rack.


  • Large/medium bowls
  • 16 color options
  • Five oversized faucet holes
  • Oversized holes allow for easy installation of faucets and accessories
  • Bowl slopes 2 degrees toward drain to minimize water pooling
  • Offset drains increase workspace in the sink and storage space underneath

Kohler Strive Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

The Strive kitchen sink does double duty in your kitchen, with two equally sized bowls that allow for prepping, soaking or cleaning while keeping everything separate. The thick 16-gauge stainless steel material and sleek dividing bar lean modern, but the curved edges soften the look and make cleaning easy. Sound absorption keeps dishwashing and disposal noise to a minimum, and the undermount installation ensures your countertop remains neat and tidy.


  • Two deep bowls accommodate large cookware and bakeware
  • Includes a divider dishcloth bar, a divider utility shelf for scrubbers and sponges, and a bottom basin rack to help prevent scratches
  • Double equally sized bowls; 9” depth
  • No faucet holes
  • Rear drain increases workspace in the sink and allows for more storage space underneath the sink
  • SilentShield® sound-absorption technology offers quieter performance

Kohler Prolific Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Everything and the kitchen sink: The Kohler Prolific stainless steel kitchen sink and workstation features a large basin that accommodates three ledges for easy accessory placement, a bamboo cutting board, two multipurpose grated racks, a colander, and a wash bin. The ledges are placed gradually so you can keep what you’re working on at different levels—making washing vegetables, chopping them, and tossing them into a prep bowl simple.


  • Includes: Basin rack/bottom grid, colander, cutting board
  • Product dimensions: 29” x 17-¾” x 10”; 10” depth 
  • No faucet holes
  • Three graduated ledges in basin for accessories
  • SilentShield® sound-absorption technology
  • Stainless Steel Gauge: 18

ALFI brand

ALFI brand creates fixtures, faucets and fittings for the kitchen and bath that not only follow form and function but are also mindful of the environment and long-lasting wear. Eco-friendly materials like clay, wood, bamboo, and stainless steel go into the making of each product. The brand’s fireclay sinks, made in environmentally conscious facilities in Italy and Israel, are crafted from 100% white clay and thickly glazed to prolong durability.

Alfi Fireclay Kitchen Sink in Black Matte

Fireclay material is all-natural, lead-free, and recyclable. But it’s commonly seen in the form of white farmhouse basins. This Alfi model was finished in black matte, giving you the same durable, low-maintenance and eco-friendly qualities of a fireclay sink with a twist on the traditional aesthetic. Designed to be installed as either an undermount or drop-in kitchen sink, it also comes in an 18-inch round version.


  • Crafted using solid, high-grade, fine fireclay material using high pressure casting
  • Durable, long-lasting, and resilient against acids, alkalis, scratches and chipping
  • Heat resistant up to 350°F
  • Product Dimensions: 26.75” x 18.9” x 10” but varies slightly due to the nature of the organic material
  • Standard 3 ½” rear center drain
  • Compatible with a garbage disposal

Alfi Smooth Fireclay Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

For a more traditional but modernized look, this eco-friendly kitchen sink references the time-honored farmhouse sink and has a clean profile for a streamlined effect. The apron is smooth all around and appears more contemporary than its classic counterparts thanks to its thin wall.



  • Crafted using solid, high-grade, fine fireclay material using high pressure casting; Heat resistant up to 350°F
  • Durable, long-lasting, and resilient against acids, alkalis, scratches and chipping
  • Product Dimensions: Bottom Width 29 ½”, Top Width 29 ⅞”; tapers from top to bottom by ¼”; Thickness ¾”; Inner Dimensions 28 ⅛” x 18” x 9 ⅛”; 3 ½” rear center drain; compatible with a garbage disposal
  • Glazing rejects bacteria from food preparation, stains and cleaners that can be easily wiped away
  • Undermount, flushmount or topmount installation

Alfi Fluted Double Bowl Kitchen Sink

When one bowl just won’t do, opt for this fireclay kitchen sink that still gives you the farmhouse feel but with double bowls and a fluted apron that makes the aesthetic more transitional for a variety of interiors.


  • Crafted using solid, high-grade, fine fireclay material using high pressure casting
  • Durable, long-lasting, and resilient against acids, alkalis, scratches and chipping
  • Product Dimensions: Bottom Width 32 ½”, Top Width 32 ¾”; tapers from top to bottom by ⅛”
  • Wall Thickness: ¾”; Bowl Dimensions: 15 ⅛” x 18 ⅛” x 9 ⅛”
  • 3 ½” rear center drain
  • Compatible with a garbage disposal
  • Heat resistant up to 350°F
  • Undermount, flushmount or topmount installation


Along with bringing the quality craftsmanship and sophistication that is synonymous with Italian design to homeowners and builders at affordable prices, Ruvati prides itself on its commitment to the environment. To start, Ruvati sinks are made using T-304 grade stainless steel—making them 100% recyclable—and contain at least 80% recycled material. Always keeping an eye open for new ways to reduce their impact on the environment, water conservation, durability, and multi-functions remain at top of mind for these sinks that serve as full-service workstations.

Ruvati Roma Kitchen Sink

We’ve all been there. Chopping our vegetables on a cutting board while a stray carrot ends up by the stove or wandering broccoli buds cling to your countertop as you try to wipe them away. With the Roma WORKstation kitchen sink, your wash basin becomes a multi-faceted prep and cleaning area, complete with environmentally friendly materials like a stainless steel colander, Sapele wood cutting board, and foldable silicone drying rack. Image courtesy Ruvati


  • 16-Gauge premium T-304 grade stainless steel (18/10 chromium/nickel)
  • Easy-to-clean commercial grade brushed finish
  • Dimensions: Exterior 32” W x 19” front-to-back, Interior 30 ½” W x 16” front-to-back, Bowl Depth 10”, Minimum Base Cabinet size 36”; Standard 3 ½” drain opening; will fit any garbage disposal unit
  • SoundGUARD padding and NOISEproof undercoating to minimize noise and provide thermal insulation
  • Zero radius corners
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Ruvati Fiamma Kitchen Sink

Made from a raw, natural white clay, the Fiamma farmhouse kitchen sink boasts an enamel surface that stands up to chipping, cracking, and scratches. Handcrafted by Italian artisans, each sink comes in a reversible form—one side is smooth for a more contemporary feel, and the other side is fluted for a more transitional lean. Image courtesy Ruvati


  • Crafted using natural white clay fired at 2,900°F for strength and durability
  • Resistant to high temperatures, hot water, acids and common household cleaners
  • Insulated, sound dampening
  • Dimensions: Large bowl 33” W x 20” front-to-back; Interior 31” W x 18” front-to-back x 9” internal bowl depth
  • Includes stainless steel protective bottom rinse grid and basket strainer drain assembly
  • Standard 3 ½” drain opening; will fit any garbage disposal unit (due to the 1”-thick fireclay bottom, you may need extended flange for your disposal)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Ruvati Terraza Kitchen Sink

Add a touch of glam to your kitchen with this stainless steel farmhouse kitchen sink coated in a colored finish using an innovative, non-toxic nano-PVD technique that makes it resistant to wear and abrasions. The matte brass-look texture will hide fingerprints and kick your kitchen game up a notch, turning this everyday household product into a sophisticated statement piece. Image courtesy Ruvati


  • Constructed using 16-gauge T-304 grade stainless steel that won’t rust or tarnish
  • Brass-toned matte gold finish; colored finish applied as an outer layer using an innovative nano-PVD technique that makes it tough and resistant to wearing or peeling
  • Heavy-duty SoundGuard undercoating and thick rubber NoiseDefend padding minimizes noise and prevents condensation under the sink
  • Product dimensions: Exterior 36” W x 22” front-to-back; Interior bowl 34” W x 18” front-to-back x 9” bowl depth
  • Standard 3 ½” drain opening; will fit any garbage disposal unit (matching garbage disposal flange available here)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty