Need some great ideas for reducing disposable plastic in your kitchen? To help you on your way, I've put together a guide to these environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use cling film.
It's no secret that we need to start seriously cutting down on our disposable plastic use. Single-use plastic is wreaking havoc on our planet, and cling wrap has got to be one of the worst culprits. It has been a kitchen staple, but now it's time to say goodbye to this former everyday must-have. Make 2020 your most environmentally conscious year yet by checking out my list of eco-friendly and sustainable cling wrap alternatives for all your food storage needs – these genius inventions will help keep your food fresh without any plastic waste.
Zero-waste cling film replacements
1. Agreena 3-in-1 Wrap
If you're after a reusable and non-toxic wrap that is also recyclable at the end of its life, you're in luck! This Agreena 3-in-1 Wrap is made from the highest quality platinum silicone to create a food film that wraps, seals, and bakes. What I love about the Agreena Wrap is that it is incredibly versatile, whether you need an airtight cover for your leftovers or a tray liner for your day of baking, this eco-friendly wrap has you covered. Best of all, they're made from 100% food-grade material, so no chemical nasties will ever be released into your food.
2. Life Basics Eco-Friendly Silicone Food Covers
Keep your leftovers fresh and tasty with these Life Basics Eco-Friendly Silicone Food Covers. These handy lids are made from soft and flexible 100% food-grade silicone, making them the perfect reusable alternative to cling wrap. The stretchy lids fit effortlessly on a range of bowls and cups, keeping the contents fresh. What I love about these covers is that they're transparent, so you can see exactly what you've put in which bowl, making your life that much easier. You can use the Life Basics Eco-Friendly Food Covers in the microwave, fridge or freezer, and they're even dishwasher safe, making them easy to keep clean!
3. Life Basics Eco-Friendly Vegan Food Wraps - Kitchen Pack
These Vegan Food Wraps are made from Cotton, pure Vegetable Wax, Tree Gum and Jojoba & Eucalyptus Oils – the result is a vegan material which works to mold around bowls, leftovers, fruit and veggies, giving you a completely eco-friendly food wrap which can be composted when it needs replacing. The perfect alternative to single-use plastic! These breathable covers are naturally antibacterial and with the right care can last up to 12 months. This Kitchen Pack contains four different sizes to suit general kitchen use.
4. The Swag - Lunch Swag
No need for plastic cling film to wrap your sandwich in, with this environmentally-friendly Lunch Swag bag, expertly designed to keep your lunch fresh! Made from 100% unbleached, unseeded cotton, this Lunch Swag works for either hot or cold snacks – and you can even fit in an ice pack in its back pocket. Lunch Swag is both ethically and fair-trade produced, making them the perfect accessory for both your lunch and the environment.
5. BioBag Resealable Food Storage Bags
A double whammy replacement for both cling wrap and disposable sandwich bags, the BioBag Resealable Storage Bags are specially designed to keep your food fresh with their zip lock seal. These innovative, easy-to-use bags are fully compostable in your green organics bin (for council collection). Store sandwiches, snacks and leftovers without touching a single piece of disposable plastic. Genius!
Continue your sustainable kitchen journey with these blog posts:
• Top 5 Ways to Reduce Kitchen Waste
• Why You Need to Use Stainless Steel Storage Containers
• Why Plastic Straws Are So Bad For the Planet
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