We cannot overstate the importance of eco friendly kitchenware. The world is changing and with that our habits needs to change too. A certain material that happens to be massively popular and gets produced at an alarming rate, not only inflict harm to our health but it is also a danger to the marine life. That material is plastic, something that we seem to have accepted wholeheartedly and apparently cannot live without.
While we cannot fully eliminate plastic from the world, we can still make small changes in our lifestyles so that we don’t use plastic unnecessarily. The following article presents you with some interesting healthy and eco-friendly kitchen essentials that would keep plastic at bay.
Glass Containers For Eco Friendly Kitchenware
The use of excessive plastic has caused the sea to be more polluted than ever. In several pictures we can see ocean creatures getting severely affected by plastic by either ingesting or getting entangled in plastic. Similarly, plastic islands have been formed in the oceans that are creating havoc for the environment. One of such island is Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
We can avoid getting things out of control by doing what we can do in our domains. Avoiding the plastic containers and using glass containers is highly recommended.
Bamboo Cooking Utensils
Using wooden spatulas and spoons in your kitchen, could be surprisingly toxic if used for over a long time. Wood is porous and such materials have the tendency to harbor bacteria in them. They wooden items can be recycled and used elsewhere with some creativity, however for cooking, their prolong use could create cracks in them.
Bamboo on the other hand is not only eco friendly but a safe option too. We have also covered bamboo utensils in Japanese kitchenware, as they are quite popular too.
Titanium and steel bottles
Titanium or steel bottles are becoming increasingly popular thanks to people’s ecological awareness. Information is spreading rapidly, communicating the terrible damage that plastic is doing to the world and especially to the sea.
Titanium or steel bottles are more expensive, of course. However, they are also healthier because they do not release BPA, which is a chemical component contained in some plastics that migrates into food or drink.
In addition, titanium or steel bottles are more durable. You won’t have to buy one every year. And if that’s not enough, thanks to their properties, they keep drinks hot or cold longer.
Enjoy your favorite drink by investing in a titanium or steel bottle, that you can reuse it every day. Avoid purchasing plastic bottles that take centuries to degrade.
Ceramic Frying Pans usage as Eco Friendly Kitchenware
Teflon releases 15 types of toxic gases and particles into the air when it is overheated. This type of frying pan is one of the most harmful to the environment and especially to your health.
Ceramic frying pans are a much healthier option. Ceramic coated pots and pans have earned the respect of the food industry for 4 reasons:
– They do not release toxic substances
– Are easy to clean
– Require less oil
– It does not burn the food
The use of plastic has grow massively over the decades. The reality is that it is one of the most harmful inventions of humanity. It is important for us to join forces in order to significantly reduce or eradicate its use for the benefit of planet earth and the future generations.
In some countries like Mexico, the use of plastic bags to deliver products purchased in shopping malls has been banned. This measure has forced citizens to buy cloth bags.
It is time to say goodbye to disposable bags for shopping. The good news is that there are already bags on the market that are trendy, reusable and even sometimes with insulation.
In fact, this new use is quite practical. You can use it many times and even hang it on your kitchen wall to store some products. It also lasts longer than plastic ones, so its price is worth it.
Conclusion on Eco Friendly Kitchenware
If we want the world to be a better place, we must begin the change at home. We have to change our utensils into more eco friendly kitchenware. Similarly, we need to get out of our usual comfort zone when it comes to buying disposable plastic kitchenware and need to start using eco-friendly and durable products such as glass containers, bamboo spoons, steel bottles and cloth bags.
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