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The Green Life: Green Your Kitchen: Eco-Friendly Cookware

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October 20, 2010

Green Your Kitchen: Eco-Friendly Cookware

Green Cookware, Clay Pot The kitchen is at the heart of many American households. But waste there can be a real problem. This week's tips, then, are about how to green your food-prep space.

Tip #3: Know What's in Your Pots and Pans

Avoid cookware and small appliances made from polycarbonate plastic, which contains BPA. Though studies (disputed by chemical companies) have proven the substance's harmfulness, only Canada has declared BPA toxic. Plus, plastics are petroluem-based. Instead, opt for clay cookware or scavenge for secondhand cast-iron or stainless-steel pots and pans. Try bamboo for your cutting boards and flatware.

Tell us: How do you keep your cooking equipment green?

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