Bee’s Wrap eliminates plastic wrap use and keeps food fresh

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The amount of plastic we throw out every week is a little daunting. It’s on and in almost all of the containers and packaging we get from the grocery or in the mail. We know that once we’re done with something it goes in the trash, but we don’t give it much thought after that point. We give ourselves a pat on the back for recycling when we remember to, but what if we could move to a completely trash-less home?

That’s a pretty huge shift if you’ve never really given it much thought before, but it can be done. If you do want to start slowing down your consumption of plastics in the very least, then Bee’s Wrap would be a good place to start. This is an organic cotton muslin coated in an antibacterial beeswax and tree resin that will allow you to cover your food to keep it fresh. Thanks to the beeswax, this is a slightly stiff cloth that will soften from the warmth your hands possess. After cooling, it will stiffen again to keep things wrapped up nicely.

This can be used for half of a piece of fruit, to cover a pitcher, bowl, cheese, a loaf of bread, and anything else that might need some protection from the open air. Putting down $16.95 will get you a set of two that includes a medium and large size to fit whatever your scenario might be. These are handmade, and can be washed and reused over and over again. Just make sure that you remember to use cold water with a mild soap, as the wax is likely to melt otherwise.

Available for purchase on Gardeners, found via thegreenhead

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