Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT, is a novelist, science writer and long-time vegan, environmentalist, and zero-waste, self-sufficiency wannabe. Her work on solar policy has been published in the Canadian National Observer. Leigh’s personal website is: http://www.leighmatthews.xyz/

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Opt for loose leaf tea: Tea bags contain microplastics & phthalates that can be detrimental to your health & the environment. Get the lowdown & learn why loose leaf is the way to go.
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We removed Pottery Barn from our list of the best non-toxic cribs, here's why.
Non-toxic slow cookers
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Find the best, non-toxic slow cookers for safe, healthy meals. Avoid ceramic and PTFE options to avoid leaching of heavy metals like lead and cadmium. Best slow cooker options here!
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Materials, handles & PTFE with diamond dust: What you need to know when comparing Caraway Home & Hexclad cookware. Caraway vs Hexclad.
Cooking dinner with Caraway non-toxic cookware
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For the home cook looking for a non-toxic, sustainable cookware option, compare Caraway Home vs GreenPan. Find out which materials, handles, and non-stick coatings make each better suited for specific tasks in the kitchen.
Greenpan
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Don’t waste time on Ozeri pots and pans: here’s why they don’t make the Leaf Score cut. Understand our sustainability & social responsibility approach in this Ozeri cookware review.
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Unsure if the Always Pan 2.0 from Our Place is right for you? Check out this review to learn more about its features and serious issues before making a purchase.
sustainable reusable gift wrap fabric
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Find the perfect gift for your favorite tree hugger this holiday season from the Leaf Score Gift Guide! Make wasteful times of the year more eco-friendly with sustainable gift ideas. #holidaygiftguide
Alva chef stockpot height
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Not sure which stockpot is best for canning? Our review of 6 qt pots will help you get the perfect preserves!
Xtrema non-toxic cookware
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Getting the facts on Xtrema & its heavy metals. Read our blog post to find out if Xtrema cookware is truly non-toxic.
Alva non stick wok
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Is a non-toxic frying pan possible? Get the verdict on durable and non-stick ceramic options here. Avoid plastic handles and scratches with our guide!
Cast iron skillet
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Is cast iron sustainable? Learn how this cookware has evolved since 6th century China and why modern production is green-friendly! #iscastironsustainable
Is vintage cookware safe?
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Can vintage cookware be safe? Learn how to check for toxicity and ensure your antique pots and pans are safe to use. Is vintage cookware safe? Find out here!
Caraway discoloration after one year of use
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Discover how to test cookware for leaching to ensure safety with this simple guide. Learn how to test aluminum, copper & stainless cookware for lead using a home test and vinegar acid test.
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Discover the pros and cons of gas cooking - from heat control to cost of gas. Learn why gas has a huge environmental impact and tips for choosing gas stoves.
Blue air 211i air purifier side view
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Efficient HEPA air purifier, offering Bluetooth & WiFi connectivity & child lock. 5 modes & built-in air quality monitoring. Blue Air air purifier review.
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GOTS certified organic jeans from Denmark featuring recycled materials, wind power and water-saving, chemical-free production methods. Core collection of four super sustainable styles and colors (blue, black, and bright vintage denim options). Check out the subscription & circular design recycling options!
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Is Alva cookware safe and non-toxic? We put this Belgian cookware brand to the test and it passed with flying colors.

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