6 steps to a plastic-free dining room
Bisphenol A is a common plastic chemical that children ingest through food. Crushed tomatoes, canned corn and caviar are some examples of metal containing chemicals. Even in fish, meat and other food there are often chemicals that spread with the help of plastic items. Oil cloths may be made from PVC and contain harmful substances that soften the fabric. lf the floor in the school kitchen and dining room is made of PVC, substances accumulate in dust and can be inhaled or swallowed.
- Avoid PVC-packaged food
- Use cast-iron skillet and utensils of wood or stainless steel for cooking
- Avoid storing hot food in plastic containers - more chemicals are released by heat.
- Serve food and beverages on porcelain, stainless steel and glass.
- Avoid canned foods from metal.
- Clean and ventilate the dining room regularly.