Wednesday, January 27, 2016

30 Days to Zero Waste (Day 27: Ditch Plastic Wrap)

Since 1949, households all over the world quickly adopted the convenience of plastic wrap to keeping their food fresh. It was perfect. Rip off exactly how much you need, cover your bowl, and discard after use. No mess, no hassle. This seems to be the trend on why we have so many of these plastic conveniences. But we all know the true cost of these conveniences.

There are a few alternatives to plastic wrap that are reusable and will save you money. Check them out below:
  • Put a plate on top of the bowl
    • This is actually quicker than tearing off that perfect piece of plastic wrap and fumbling with trying to get it to stick to the bowl. 
  • Beeswax wraps
    • These are beeswax soaked cotton cloths that cling over your plates and bowls to keep in the freshness. They can also be used to wrap fruit, sandwiches, and other items.
  •  Silicone Bowl Covers
    • These covers cause suction that create a seal around your bowls and casserole dishes.

What are some other ways you avoid plastic wrap?

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  1. I love the idea of plates and use that often. I'd like to try the beeswax cloth> YOur blog is one of my favorites. Thank you

    1. My husband showed me the plate trick, don't know why I never thought of it before! Ha ha! I love the beeswax wraps! I love using them to wrap my lunch sandwiches for work. I'm hoping to get a DIY on how to make them on the blog soon. Thanks so much! I'm so happy you enjoy it! :)

  2. Gee and all this time I thought I was being lazy putting plates over my leftover food.

  3. I recently made my own beeswax wraps - I literally just heated up beeswax on the stove and dunked pieces of cloth in it (I did hem them first, I'm not sure how necessary that was). It was super simple and they work great!