Make an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic cling wrap
Storage is becoming one of the first-world problems of today. Indeed, I read somewhere that storage solution shops are the fastest growing kind. But unlike most of the stuff we buy, food is one of the few things we really need. Being economical and sustainable about food choices is relatively straightforward, but when it comes to leftovers what is a sustainable food storage solution? Well, I was recently shown a great DIY alternative to plastic cling wrap!
Plastic has been around in various forms since the 1800s. Cling wrap has been used in the home to preserve food since the 1950s but its limited one-time use makes it one of the most common waste items. Think about the last day or so – how many times have you used and thrown out cling wrap? There is an easy, simple and sustainable way you can make your own environmentally-friendly alternative to cling wrap that’s waterproof, reusable and – because you’ll no longer have to buy reams and reams of plastic cling wrap – it will save you money!
I recently went to a “Become an earth-friendly human” workshop with Amanda from Finding Eco – it was awesome! I, being such a foodie, asked if there was an eco-friendly alternative to plastic cling wrap. Amanda told me there was and in this video she shows me how it’s done.
What you’ll need:
- Cotton material
- An oven.
How to make an environmentally-friendly alternative to cling wrap:
- Pre-heat the oven to its lowest temperature
- Grate the beeswax
- Cut the material to your desired shape and size and place it on an oven tray
- Sprinkle the grated beeswax over the material (like adding cheese to a pizza!) and place in the oven for 8 minutes
- Remove the tray from the oven, carefully peel the material from the tray, then hang the material on the line to dry. Done!