Emily is an avid cook; she has just finished remodeling her kitchen to make sure she has things exactly the way she always wanted them to be: new cabinets, gas stove, a range of cookware, bakeware and beautiful kitchenware.
Being environment conscious, she chose real wood over poly or MDF (plastic), switched from electric to gas stove, and did a fantastic job of making her kitchen as eco-friendly as possible by avoiding any kind of material that can be detrimental to the planet. Now let’s look at her kitchenware and pots & pans: she has spent a lot of money on 100% stainless steel cookware and utensils, and ceramic-ware for baking. But is that really healthy and eco-friendly? To understand the answer to this question, we need to carefully analyze the raw material used in her cookware and utensils:
Stainless steel contains elements like Chromium, Nickel, Molybdenum, Carbon, Manganese, and Silicon. The mining, extraction and processing of these elements calls for massive deforestation, depletes wildlife and release toxic waste polluting air, water resources and land.
The mixture of these elements makes stainless a poor conductor of heat so it requires more heat to do its job. Besides, it cools down quickly and food needs re-heating more frequently. Unfortunately, Emily’s kitchen doesn’t seem so eco-friendly anymore! Can this be changed? Is there a material that makes a more natural, pure, non-toxic and eco-friendly choice – a truly green material? Luckily there is: 100% pure and NATURAL primary clay or pure clay.
Pure clay is nothing but the earth itself in the purest form. It is harvested from the earth’s surface where it’s formed by natural processes of action between air, water and earth so once taken, the earth replaces it as needed. You don’t have to cut trees or pollute the environment in any way while harvesting or processing this material. In the making, pure-clay cookware is made using a negligible amount of energy. Also, it cooks with less than half the heat needed by other cookware, further saving energy.
Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) is a pioneering company in the US that makes eco-friendly pots and pans, and kitchenware from raw material harvested locally and ships them worldwide. Now all Emily needs to do is to switch to MEC cookware and kitchenware to make her kitchen truly eco-friendly!