Plastic wrap is a petroleum based product that, like other plastics, leaches chemicals into the food it touches.
I always use a piece of wax paper between it and food, creating more waste than should be necessary to store food in the fridge.
Well, I was standing at the kitchen counter after dinner some months ago.. begrudgingly tearing yet another sheet of plastic wrap to cover a bowl of hummus… when I looked at J and said,
“There has to be a way to craft a cover that is food-safe, and plastic free. I just hate buying and throwing away plastic wrap week after week, and year after year! Think of the amount of awful waste each household generates just for wrapping food. It’s huge!”
Then within 2 months I came across reusable cloth covers, sold by a specialty site. Bingo! I bought some to figure out how well they worked, and decided to make my own, since they sold for $12.00 -15.00 each!
I am happy to say they work like a charm.
I am making them available to you all through my Hoda’s Herbals website at 1/3 of the price! They are reusable, rinse-able and fun!
We only use pure Beeswax, nothing else. The warmth of your hands causes the wax to soften and mold beautifully around any container. Will last many months.
Now I rarely use plastic wrap or foil.. the latter to line a baking sheet when I make the covers, or to wrap around the meat that I re-package with parchment for the freezer.
Buy two sets, and mix and match patterns. These make an awesome gift, saving recipient $$/month.
HELP US REDUCE environment/health damaging chemicals, both in the manufacturing and disposal of plastics.