One of the really awesome things for me about going zero-waste and being public about it is the support I’ve received from my loved ones as well as their growing awareness of waste issues. I love them so much.
Last month, I flew back home for Christmas. During my time there, my family allowed me to cook Christmas dinner as low waste and vegan (a huge feat and one I never undertook previously, Buddha bowls ftw), straying from our typical Christmas dinner of ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. I also received as a Christmas gift… wrap. Not gift wrap. But food wrap, which is way more exciting, in my opinion!
The wrap was sent in this super eco-friendly packaging. All paper (no plastic ftw) and 100% recycled material.
I’ve been eyeing reusable food wrap for a while, and I am so glad I finally have some! Reusable cotton food wrap is an excellent alternative to BPA riddled plastic wrap, which is only used once, doesn’t decompose or degrade, and only breaks down to smaller toxic particles. Single use plastic is basically the spawn of Satan. But let’s talk about the positive, which is the fact that we can completely avoid plastic wrap and plastic bags!
Here are some reasons why my etee food wraps are the bee’s knees.
- reusable– you don’t have to keep buying it like plastic wrap or ziploc bags, so you actually save money in the long run (a common theme in zero wasting 😉)
- natural and biodegradable- made from materials the earth makes, not humans, so when you’re done with it, you can just compost it and it will return naturally to the earth. How cool is that!
- keeps food fresh without hurting the environment
Here is how it works.
My wraps are made of organic cotton cloth, beeswax, and resin. You simply warm it in your hands to make it sticky and place it over your bowl, plate, piece of food, etc. Once you’re done with it, you rinse it with cold water and mild soap (not hot water because it will melt the wax!). Reuse as necessary. Easy peasy.
Here is some of the main companies that make reusable wrap:
Want to surpass the capitalist system once again and make your own? You lil’ homesteader, you. Here’s a video on how to do that:
Swapping out single use plastics for reusable and natural items isn’t difficult at all and is a million times better for our Mama Earth. With this knowledge you now have, quit buying plastic wrap for the love of all that is good and invest in reusable wraps! Join the revolution.<<