Part of what makes our cookware great is that our cast iron is made completely from recycled metals. This leads to us having one of the lowest environmental footprints in our industry. Below, we showcase why this means so much to us and how this positively effects the environment.
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Using recycled metals means we aren't reliant on mining operations. The effects of metal mining has been found to negatively impact the environment both directly and indirectly. Some of these effects are deforestation, erosion, alteration of soil profiles, contamination of air, water and wetlands, increased dust and emissions as well as effects on animal migratory routes due to the need for roads, ports, and power lines.
All said, there can be a cascade of environmental effects due to the increased demand of resources to create cookware. Cookware that simply isn't built to last.
Less Product Waste
Because our cookware is built to last and made with no synthetic chemicals, our cast iron won't need to be replaced if the "non-stick" surface wears off. Rather, you can follow our Seasoning Guide to return your cast iron to perfect condition.
In contrast, Teflon cookware is expected to last up to five years. By then, your "non-stick" coating will most likely have worn off, rendering your cookware useless. This type of product then finds its way into landfills. The process of consumer product waste continues.
With proper care, your Castle Iron skillets will last for generations.
Because the metals used are from local sources, we can reduce waste in our environment while working directly with Canadian workers to make this happen.
As our company continues to establish and grow, we will always keep a low environmental footprint as one of our core philosophies.
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