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Embrace Sustainability: Switch to Wood Cutting Boards

In a world increasingly conscious of environmental impact, even the smallest choices can make a significant difference. One such choice lies in the kitchen: the cutting board. Often overlooked, this essential tool holds the potential to reduce plastic waste and promote sustainability. Recent findings from a study, highlighted by Yahoo Lifestyle, shed light our plastic cutting boards. Microplastics, those minuscule particles pervasive in our environment, are released during cutting, posing potential health risks. 

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A 2023 study highlighted by Yahoo Lifestyle reveals a startling truth: plastic cutting boards can release microplastics when subjected to the force of a knife blade. This study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that "using a plastic cutting board can create between 1,536 and 7,680 small flecks of plastic, which can get onto your knife and into your food." These microplastics, tiny fragments of plastic, have the potential to contaminate food and, ultimately, find their way into our bodies. The implications for human health are concerning, prompting many to reconsider their choice of cutting board material.

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Wood, a timeless material cherished for its natural beauty and durability, offers a compelling alternative. But why make the switch? Let's delve into the benefits of wood cutting boards:

Environmentally Friendly: Unlike plastic, wood is biodegradable and renewable. By choosing wood cutting boards, you're opting for a sustainable material that minimizes environmental harm. Here at Foreside Home & Garden, our commitment to eco-conscious practices ensures that each board is crafted with the planet in mind.

Natural Antimicrobial Properties: Wood possesses inherent antimicrobial properties, making it naturally resistant to bacteria. Studies have shown that wooden cutting boards may harbor fewer harmful bacteria than their plastic counterparts.
Gentle on Knife Blades: Wood is softer than plastic, which means it's gentler on your knife blades. By using wood cutting boards, you can prolong the lifespan of your knives.
Aesthetic Appeal: Beyond its practical benefits, wood cutting boards not only serve as functional tools but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of your culinary space. 
Longevity: With proper care, wood cutting boards can last for years, becoming cherished kitchen companions. Maximize the life of your boards with proper care. Clean with a damp cloth, do not submerge in water and re-oil with food-grade mineral oil as needed.
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The choice of cutting board material goes beyond mere functionality; it's a statement of values. By embracing wood cutting boards you're making a conscious decision to prioritize sustainability, health, and craftsmanship.

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In addition to being a healthier choice, each wood piece is hand crafted by our artisans in India. This involves, hand carved patterns, finishes and other techniques that are all executed by skilled craftspeople.

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