I was staggered to work out that I would use at least 220 metres of plastic food wrap a year just wrapping school lunches, let alone any other use! It might not seem much but if most people do that it is a lot of plastic being dumped.
Did you know we throw away 22 million plastic bags each week in New Zealand? I wonder how much we throw out in glad wrap? These take 20 years to break down in a landfills. There is 189,000 tonnes of plastic dumped into our landfills every year.
I wanted to cut back the amount of plastic our house uses and have started using Honeywraps, reusable food wrap, along with other measures (like not using supermarket bags, etc). See my blogs on reducing plastic.
Honeywrap reusable food wrap is a fantastic non-toxic and sustainable alternative to plastic wrap - what a great way to reduce landfill! Honeywrap is perfect for wrapping cheeses, lunches, leftovers, salads, snacks on the run and much more.
Honeywrap is made with 100% organic cotton blended with beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil. This perfect combination makes the cloth tacky which can then be shaped over your food and dishes. It looks great and can be used again and again... and most importantly it reduces waste, so is good for our planet. Keep your food fresh and your conscience free! I love it.
I worked out I would probably have spend about $30- $35 per year on plastic food wrap and for about the same price I can deck the drawer out with Honeywraps and feel good about not throwing out plastic food wrap. At the end of the day I figure it isn't about the money, it's about helping our environment, which I'm passionate about!