Reduce carbon footprint with these eco-friendly food wrappers.
As we all become more aware of the consequences of our actions on climate change, the effort for a plastic-free lifestyle has become imperative.
The use of transparent film for wrapping food is convenient but environmentally expensive as it takes hundreds of years to be absorbed by the environment. An alternative is aluminum foil which is recyclable, but its production uses more water and energy than plastic and also emits tons of greenhouse gases.
There is a natural product that is environmentally friendly and at the same time cheap and convenient: wrapping food with beeswax.
What is a beeswax food wrap?
Made from organic cotton coated with beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin, the wax is an alternative natural food wrap with antibacterial properties.
Although not recommended for use with raw meat, it can be used as a lid to cover bowls or dishes or to wrap fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, herbs, pastries and other food products.
How does the wax work?
The warmth of your hands softens the beeswax and its sticky texture allows it to form around a container or stick together to pack food. It is washable, reusable and compostable and the durability of the cotton means it will not tear.
How do you take care of your wax?
Washing with cool water and mild soap, natural drying and storage, preferably flat, are all you need to know.
Avoiding any heat source, from hot water to the microwave, prevents the wax from melting. It is fully recyclable as well as biodegradable and can be added to a compost pile when you are done using it. Although this day will be late if he took care of it properly!
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