I always find the challenge of Plastic Free July hard! Even when you try your best, it’s easy to be caught out with plastic hidden inside. But making small changes in our daily life can help reduce the amount of plastic we use on a daily basis. One simple change you can make is by swapping plastic wrap for reusable beeswax wraps.
Generally, most people will use beeswax wraps to wrap their sandwiches or bread to take to school or work. But there are actually so many other useful ways you could you them in your everyday.
Here are a few of my favourite uses for reusable beeswax wraps.
- wrap cheese and other picnic delicacies to keep fresh and make travelling to a picnic location a little easier
- wrap half-eaten fruit and vegetables for the next time you want to eat them
- fold them into little pouches for loose food or snacks that you may take to school, work or an outing
- use to open difficult jars
- cover the top of your open bottle of wine to keep it fresh
- wrap your toothbrush or soap up for when you are travelling to reduce your toothbrush from being contaminated by something else you may have in your toiletries bag
Want to try beeswax wraps in your home?
Wax Atelier is a small batch studio in London that re-visits traditional techniques ranging from candle dipping, paper making, to crafted textiles using natural wax. Sustainability is at the core of their brand ethos, using materials that are locally sourced and with production all done in-house, in small batches, using environmentally low-impact processes. Included in their thoughtful collection are these beautiful handmade linen wraps.
Shop beeswax wraps this month and make a small change in reducing single-use plastic.