Did you know that more than 1.2 billion metres of cling film is used by households across Britain every year – that’s enough to go around the circumference of the world 30 times over!
BeeBee & Leaf and Zero Waste Week
This week we’re marking Zero Waste Week by suggesting some simple swaps you can make in your home to cut down, or eliminate, waste. We’re showcasing companies who are tackling coffee cups, food storage, plastic waste, supermarket packaging, sanitary products, baby wipes, and bathroom products. Today it’s the turn of clingfilm.
Spotlight on clingfilm
Clingfilm is one of the top used single use plastics. It takes hundreds of years to degrade, and if it ends up in the sea it can then be digested by sea animals - killing them or ending up in our food chain.
It actually isn’t that useful to wrap food with either as it doesn’t allow it to breathe, so by the time you get to your sandwich at lunchtime it’s soggy and sweaty. The result – more waste. It’s also a really easy swap to make.
So, what are the alternatives to clingfilm?
BeeBee & Leaf wraps of course! Our British-made vegan and beeswax wraps are a reusable, earth friendly alternative to clingfilm and single-use plastic. They will last a year**, are fully compostable and will keep your food fresher for longer.
Here's a great round up on using BeeBee & Leaf wraps to ditch clingfilm forever.
Plus a great round up from Kath on using BeeBee & Leaf wraps in your bathroom too!
WIN a Zero Waste Week hamper worth £150!
To be in with a chance of winning a Zero Waste Week hamper including:
- Abel & Cole family size fruit and veg box voucher*
- BeeBee & Leaf family pack and bread wrap
- Elephant Box steel lunch box
- Zero Waste Path Bliss beauty oil and shampoo bar
- Cheeky Wipes baby wipes kit box
Remember to tag any Zero Waste Week posts with #zerowasteweek and tag us in too @beebeewraps
*The Abel & Cole food box voucher is only valid if you live within their delivery zone. If you do not BeeBee & Leaf will make up the prize value with extra wraps.
**If washed and cared for according to instructions.