A kitchen item that is coated with plastic that is often forgot about is non-stick cookware. Non-stick cookware that is coated with Teflon or other resins that give off toxic perfluorochemicals when heated. The alternatives to these items would be stainless steel and cast iron cookware. These do not have a plastic coating and they work just as well, if not better. However, do not go and throw out your cookware just yet. Chose to donate it so the plastic doesn’t get re-circulated into the environment.