Eco food wrap is a popular, natural alternative to plastic clingfilm and tin foil which can be used again and again to keep your food fresh. Made from safe, natural materials these reusable wraps are far more sustainable than mass produced plastic and foil. They can last a very long time, often be re-freshened if they need to be and if they become worse for ware they are biodegradable and compostable.
Using eco-food wraps is an effective way to reduce plastic waste and lower your carbon footprint.
What are Eco food wraps made from?
Eco food wraps are commonly made using cotton and organic beeswax.
Beeswax helps to mould the wrap around containers, bread, sandwiches, cuts of vegetable and so much more. Beeswax – like honey has been found to have anti-microbial properties which is perfect when handling food.
The cotton provides durability, it won’t tear and will allow you to use your Eco wrap for a very long time, often as long as a year – this can easily save you money in the long-run compared to single use, un-recyclable clingfilm.
Ecofoodwrap.uk uses remnants of cotton from a local t-shirt maker. When you purchase our eco friendly food wraps you know that every care and attention has been made to limiting our carbon footprint and reducing waste.
How do you use eco food wraps?
These wraps are very pliable and can be used easily by almost anyone. Simple use the warmth of your hands to mould the wrap over food, bowls, dishes, and preserve cheese, fruit, bread, vegetables and so much more. It is not recommended to use reusable beeswax wraps to cover raw meat or fish.
The beeswax provides a good seal once it has cooled from the touch of your hands.
Cleaning an eco wrap
After each use clean with cold water, mild washing up soap and a damp cloth. Hang to air dry. Do not soak, rinse or wipe with hot water as this can deteriorate the wrap and cause the wax to become less pliable.
Caring for reusable food wraps
You may want to re-freshen your food wrap every couple of 1-3 months after they become creased and tired, this can also help to extend their useful lifespan.
There are a number of ways to refreshen an eco food wrap, including using an electric oven, iron and wax refresher block.
Like any wax the beeswax can easily melt when close to a source of heat. Do not keep them near a hot oven, use in the microwave or wash up with hot water.
If you’re looking for sustainable ways to reduce plastic in your life, cut back on waste and even save money, eco-food wraps make for a very useful and cost-effective solution that can be used in almost any household, for a wide variety of uses. They also make great, thoughtful gifts for environmentally conscious friends, family, or anyone really!