The same can be said for cookware and buying foods packaged in metal. Like mentioned in the "Stress and Winkle Tea" post, it's best to cook in glass because of similar issues. Then we have the metal food packaging problem, which is more commonly known, and most individuals have read about heavy metals leaking into your foods that way. Not to mention the fact that some cans have BPA lining. Yum! "Hey family have some BPA with your dinner tonight, it's to die for." Oh my goodness, no thanks.
So I found myself ranting to beloved Carin while we were on vacation at Disney World (of all places) about this matter and when I got home I found a package waiting for me. She had bought me a bamboo flatware set from SimpleFamilyLiving.com as a gift. How cool! I'm so grateful and have been using them ever since.
Bamboo Studio Bamboo Flatware - $3.85
Also, bamboo is amazing. According to the flatware box: "Bamboo is one of the world's best sustainable resources. It can grow up to a meter or more a day and matures in 4 to 5 years. Bamboo takes in nearly 5 times the amount of greenhouse gasses and produces 35% more oxygen than equivalent stand of trees, making it an efficient replenisher of fresh air. By encouraging the growth and utilization of bamboo, we can begin to limit the negative impact we have on our environment."
That sounds like a winner to me, and of course let me know your thoughts about this matter.
Does anyone else use bamboo flatware?
Love Claudia xx