Plastic Free July - Day 06: No more plastic wrap
No more Saran Wrap!
By now you realize that plastic is bad for everything - the environment and your health. So why are you still wrapping your half eaten avocados in plastic wrap! (better question perhaps is why aren’t you finishing an avocado in one sitting?)
Don’t worry, I’ve got the perfect solution for you and it’s one that I 100% stand behind. I’ve actually been using this product for a few years now. Again, going back to my previous comments about not just throwing away something, especially something plastic, that you already own - I still have a roll of Plastic Wrap that I bought well over two years ago. I use it SOMETIMES, very very rarely. I suspect it will be the last roll of plastic wrap I have ever bought. I think the last thing I used it for was to cover a can of wet dog food in the fridge after Napoleon had his teeth cleaned last month. Prior to that? I can’t remember the last time I used plastic wrap. Oh and I have since bought a reusable cover for his soft canned food, so that was probably the last time!
But I digress. You want to know what to use instead! Well, of course you can always put cut produce in a glass or metal container in the fridge. But who want to do that with a half of an onion or an avocado? For that, you need to get a beeswax wrap. I personally have used Abeego and Bee’s Wrap. I like both. If you are a strict vegan, there are non-beeswax versions that use candela or soy wax. If you aren’t vegan but want to know more about the two options, you can read this article about them.
One of the best things I did last year was making the complete switch from plastic wrap to beeswax wraps. At first I had trouble because I couldn’t remember what things were - but I’ve since gotten better about it because I now only wrap certain produce items in the beeswax wraps and other produce items (tomatoes, I’m looking at you!) go inside my small pyrex containers.