Are Wood Cutting Boards A Sustainable Purchase for Your Kitchen?

Are Wood Cutting Boards A Sustainable Purchase for Your Kitchen?

11th Dec 2023

A well loved and cared for cutting board can last for several years as well as add a strong, natural decorative touch in your kitchen. Did you know they are also highly sustainable products?

Renewable Resource: Wood is a renewable resource, meaning it can be replenished over time through responsible forestry practices. We sell classic woods like maple and walnut as well as more exotic sustainable woods like teak.FSC-certified woods: is a member of the Forestry Stewardship Council which helps ensure renewable and sustainable logging and harvesting of trees. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an organization that certifies sustainably harvested woods. When you buy FSC-certified wood, you can be sure that it was harvested in a way that protects the environment and the long-term viability of the species. 

Longevity: Wood cutting boards have a longer lifespan than plastic cutting boards, meaning they need to be replaced less frequently. This reduces the amount of waste generated from cutting boards over time.

Partnering with Responsible Brands: John Boos sources all of their woods from managed and sustainable forests. They are a member of the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) which has strict requirements for sustainability practices. Teakhaus is another one of our best selling brands as well as a responsible partner. Teak wood was once referred to as “royal timber” because of its durability and stability and is a good sustainable choice for your kitchen. 

Carbon Storage: Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate climate change. When wood is used in products like cutting boards, it continues to store carbon, rather than releasing it back into the atmosphere.

Recyclable: At the end of their lifespan, wood cutting boards can be recycled or repurposed, further reducing their impact on the environment. 

Overall, choosing a wood cutting board can be a sustainable option for those looking to reduce their environmental impact. Its also a great way to add function and beauty to your kitchen that you can use and admire for years to come.