- Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) contains chlorine. A recent medical study shows that PVDC can have cytotoxic effects on human cultured liver cells.
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) also contains chlorine and is a type of plastic resin. Its manufacturing process uses vinyl chloride, a gas that is a known carcinogen.
- Polyethylene (PE) can potentially contaminate food and beverages.
Switch Your Food Wrap to Reusable BeeswaxWant a simple sustainable swap? Switching to reusable wraps for food to prevent waste is much more eco-friendly and also saves your family money. Our Reusable Food Storage Wraps can be reused and washed up to 150+ times. One pack, which comes with 3 different sizes, saves enough plastic to wrap a school bus! Plus, our Reusable Food Storage Wraps are made of simple, environmentally friendly, and organic materials: GOTS-certified organic cotton, natural beeswax, and organic plant oils. So when you’re completely done with them, these beeswax wraps are compostable and biodegradable! To clean our beeswax food wraps after use, simply hand wash with cool water and mild dish soap or spray Force of Nature, then air dry. Make sure to store them away from direct sunlight and don’t use them in the microwave. Avoid putting them in hot water or the dishwasher. Added bonus: our reusable beeswax food wraps also are very cute with their colorful patterns! They’re much more aesthetically pleasing and Instagrammable than plastic wrap.
How to Use Reusable Food WrapsBecause these reusable food wraps are made with natural beeswax, you activate their clingy nature by using the warmth of your hands. Hold it for about 15 seconds and then shape the wrap to form the desired watertight seal. Beeswax wrap is surprisingly versatile – here are some ideas to get you started:
- Preserve cut fruits like citrus and avocado in the fridge longer
- Use it like plastic wrap over bowls and plates to store leftovers
- Lost the lid to a mason jar or container? Use a beeswax wrap!
- Use it to wrap a flower bouquet
- Perfect for transporting a sandwich or snacks
- Swaddle blocks of cheese, bread, or pastries to save their freshness
- Make your fresh herbs and vegetables last longer
- Are you an avid baker? Next time when proofing your bread dough, use a beeswax wrap instead of plastic.
- In a pinch or for a picnic, use the beeswax wrap as a serving platter!