I gave up Cling wrap a while ago. There are a couple reasons It’s not good for your health ( some contain BPA and other toxins), it’s single use and goes into landfill, it’s just a general wasteful product. Most kitchens still have it in their third drawer!
I started using Tupperware to avoid cling wrap altogether, or putting a plate on top. But there was something about the bulk in the fridge and never having enough Tupperware that started me searching for an alternative. When I saw Eco Cling Wrap ( there are a couple brands) in the shops, I knew that it could be recreated at home, and for a fraction of the cost!
This is a super easy How-to. And these are super handy Eco-reusable Cling Wrap alternatives.
Good for both you and the planet!
What you need:
Cloth ( what ever size you like – aim for a cotton)
Beeswax – all natural
an oven ( maybe even the sun could work!)
1. Take your cloth
2. Grate some natural beeswax over it, spread it in a thin layer.
3. Put it in the oven on low until melted 2 -3 mins.
4. Hang to dry ( try to dry flat so the wax doesn’t drip off)
5. Use as you would cling wrap.
Washing and care:
Wash with a mild natural soap and water and a cloth. Don’t machine wash. Hang to dry and use again!
Make sure you get all natural beeswax. Here are some options for sourcing it: Craft stores, Agricultural supply stores, Online, A local beekeeper.
Say goodbye to single use cling wrap forever!!!
Jamie Van Jones