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It’s pretty easy to find alternatives to plastics… until you get to plastic wrap.
What is an alternative to plastic wrap? Glass wrap? Bamboo wrap? Stainless steel wrap? Nope, nope, nope. Sure you could try storing that hunk of cheese in a glass container but it will dry out in a flash or mold like there’s no tomorrow because there is so much air in the container with it.
Which leaves us with plastic wrap. Sure it’s made of plastic which we’d rather avoid and yes, it creates tons of waste since plastic wrap is a single use item but… it’s our only option right?
Meet Bee’s Wrap! An Alternative to Plastic Wrap!
What is Bee’s Wrap?
Bee’s Wrap is a reusable version of plastic wrap… without the plastic! Imagine a cloth that has been coated in beeswax. As I’m sure you are aware of beeswax is water resistant so a cloth that is completely coated in beeswax (or in this case it’s a beeswax and oil combo) is water resistant too!
How Does Bee’s Wrap Work?
Since Bee’s Wrap is made of cloth, it’s moldable! This means you can wrap just about anything in it; bread, fruit, cheese, or cover a bowl! You mold and shape the Bee’s Wrap with the warmth of your hands and when you are done it will cool and harden so that it stays in that shape.
How Long Does Bee’s Wrap Last?
Bee’s Wrap lasts much longer than single use plastic! In fact, you can reuse Bee’s Wrap for a year or longer as long as you take good care of it.
How to Care for Bee’s Wrap?
Simply wash your Bee’s Wrap in cold water with a gentle soap. Allow to air dry and you are all set for the next time you need to wrap your food!
What To Do With Bee’s Wrap After It’s Worn Out
Eventually, Bee’s Wrap will have worn out but there’s no need to just toss it in the trash! There are a few options when it comes to old Bee’s Wrap. You can try to re-wax your Bee’s Wrap. There are many great DIY Beeswax Wrap tutorials out there that can help you re-wax your wrap. If your Bee’s Wrap is beyond repair then you can cut it into strips and add it to the compost or you can even use it as a fire starter.