Our Sustainability Policy
The BeeBee Wrap was created to help solve the massive environmental problem of plastic pollution. Our aim is to do good and we strive to be ethically and environmentally responsible in everything we do. As a social enterprise it is even written into our articles of association.
Read on to find out more about how we work.
Less Food Waste and Less Packaging.
BeeBee Wraps are reusable beeswax and organic cotton food wraps. As well as being plastic-free and compostable, they are better at preserving many foods than plastic as they allow food to breathe. Without the build up of moisture in wrapped food there is less mould growth and food lasts longer so you waste less!
A Fairer Deal with Ethical Trading
We work hard to treat all our staff, suppliers and of course the environment fairly. Using clear, honest and open lines of communication. Where possible we will source organically certified ingredients which ensures not only a pure product but also a fairer deal with those who made it along the way.
No nasty chemicals
GOTS certification ensures that the toxic chemicals commonly used in textile processing are not used, and nor are any pollutants which can destroy our eco-systems or damage health. This means healthier farmers, workers, and a happier planet, plus safer wraps for you to use with your food.
GOTS certification also ensures that there is no GMO used in growing the cotton we use.
From Bee to BeeBee - we can trace your wrap
Because we batch number every single wrap that leaves BBHQ we can tell you the provenance story of each one. Keep your packaging and the batch number will tell us where the cotton was grown, when it was made at BBHQ and even where the beeswax came from in the UK.
Plastic Free Packaging
All our packaging is plastic free and printed on recycled paper so it's been through the system at least once before. Plus, originally, it was sourced from sustainable forests.
Whenever we post BeeBee's to you there'll never be any plastic. We use a paper tape with water based glue, cardboard boxes, and 'fluff'. Let us explain... Luana, our Fulfilment and Customer Services Manager has affectionately named the brown paper we use to pack your boxes 'fluff'. The name has stuck!
Waste is Worrying So We Aim For Zero.
Waste waxed fabric is used as firelighters. You might find you can pick some up from our stand at one of the many events we attend. We may even pop some into your delivery occasionally. They're amazing at getting your BBQ or campfire going without any chemicals. Check out our video which shows Team BeeBee on the land having a toasty campfire.
We've also donated some of our wraps that had minor imperfections to the Ufulu Malawi project to help end period poverty. Our wraps housed the soaps needed to wash the Ruby Cups, making the whole solution zero waste!
Energy Use and Emissions
We use a renewable energy supplier and to reduce energy use further we’ve invested in a new waxing machine, our lovely Bertha, who is 30 times more efficient than our previous method. There's no chance of forty winks in the workshop either with brand new, low energy LED lighting.
Our cotton is mostly shipping or land freighted to us here in the UK, very occasionally we air freight but only when absolutely necessary. Because we batch number every single wrap that Team BeeBee make we can tell you the provenance story of each one, if you're adamant you don't want to buy air freighted goods then we can ensure this is the case. The remaining materials used to make BeeBee Wraps are all received by shipping or land freight.
We use zero emissions courier Zedify for all local deliveries, of course most of that is by bike, it's Cambridge after all!