♥ FREE Shipping - local orders over $200 - global orders over $350 ♥
Your cart is currently empty.
Or View Cart
Order online or call 1300 84 62 63
Industry approved Fabric Face Masks
How to put on your Expandable Style Face Mask
COVID-19 has changed our world.
Happy Chinese New Year !
Personalise your New Chef Jacket and Apron
Anti Black Friday
Turn Black Friday Green
Meet Chef Simone Watts, aka the the designer of the beautiful 'Chef Shirt Simone'
What on Earth is a Circular Economy?
Do you pass the test?
Posted on Mar 17, 2017 by Priscilla Mardini
We all know by now that Plastic is one of the world's major crises of this century. According to National Geographic, ‘there are currently 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the world’s oceans with 269,000 tonnes of this floating on the surface’.
It’s detrimental to our eco-system and health. Wildlife is injured and poisoned due to the ingestion of debris and chemicals. As in the video, a major proportion of the sea fish now contain plastic. While chemicals such as phthalates found in plastic packaging (which is also found in vinyl flooring and wall coverings) are absorbed by human bodies through inhaling or ingesting. It can alter hormones and lead to other possible health effects. Eight out of every ten babies, and nearly all adults, have extensive levels of phthalates in their bodies. Whilst biphenyl A (BPA), found in polycarbonate bottles and the linings of food and beverage cans, can also leach into food and drinks. Find more info here. Why is it vital for chefs to know this? Your day to day practices and products used in the kitchen have a profound impact on our eco-system and people’s health. Yes of course some kitchen products just need to be made from plastic, that’s fine. But if it has to be made from plastic, then choose a biodegradable, a re-useable or recyclable brand.Make Conscious Choices:
It’s important to be aware of the domino effect created by daily kitchen practices and products usage. Yet it’s encouraging to know of the endless eco-kitchen alternatives available - it's the minor things which lead to a profound difference. Just think long-term. Think eco-alternatives.
All blog comments are checked prior to publishing
is added to your shopping cart.
is added to your wish list.