We are more aware of the consequences of human actions on the environment now and there are many products that explore sustainability and health that look at protecting the environment. While many big corporations have their work cut out for them when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, we as a consumer should do our part as well. In this article, we are looking at how utilising eco-friendly food wraps can make a difference.
Food waste is a big problem when it comes to the entire world and there is so much food thrown out that contributes to the overflowing of landfills. Honey and beeswax are natural and eco-friendly materials that are used to make so many products that can provide one solution to the waste problem. Natural beeswax products have become more popular over the years because of the versatility they provide. One of the uses of bee wax is the production of beeswax wraps. This is an alternative to the plastic problem that we have. We use a lot of plastic cling wrap to wrap food items. When going to school or work, lunches and snacks are wrapped in plastic cling film and when you consider how many people are using this every day, there is a lot of plastic waste generated. So beeswax wraps provide a waste-free and natural alternative for this.
These wraps are made from organic cotton sheets that are infused with certain oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil that is perfectly safe and of course, beeswax. This wrap is actually breathable and the addition of oils, wax and dammar resin help to make the wrap more flexible and you can use it just as you would use a plastic cling wrap. It will also stick to itself so you don’t need to fasten the food item with an additional item. You simply need to warm the wrap up with the heat of your palms so that the wrap becomes more pliable. You can store and transport food using beeswax wraps. They can be reused as well. All you need to do is it wash the wrap with some soapy water and let it air dry. You can use it again once it’s dry. However, there are certain foods like fish and raw meat that you can’t use a beeswax wrap with.
As you can reuse this, you will be able to save some money as well. You will be able to use the food wrap for about a year. Disposing of it will be easy as this product is biodegradable. The food will also stay fresh for longer when you use a beeswax wrap as it is a breathable product. What happens when you use plastic to wrap your food is that the fresh food can get heated inside the wrap and start to wilt because it is not breathable. Plastic waste is a problem for wildlife as well and using beeswax products is better for the environment. Beeswax has antimicrobial properties so it will keep your food clean and safe.