Like many people, you may be trying to cut back on single-use products in your home, either by opting for Storage bags or swap your paper towels for Swedish dish towels . The next product that can help make your kitchen even greener? Bee 's Wrap , an organic, sustainable and reusable kitchen wrap that can store everything from fruits and vegetables to baked goods and leftovers.
For the sake of durability, even Bee 's Wrap packaging is recyclable and fully biodegradable. But what we wanted to know is, do they work? Can they replace unnecessary plastic wrap and other single-use plastic storage?
When you open the packagelage, which includes three wraps, the texture of the wrappers is thick and a little gummy feeling, because there is a layer of beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin on the organic fabric which wraps are made of. They look a bit like a reinforced fabric shopping bag mixed with heavy construction paper and surprisingly they are not stretchy at all.
Several hours later I needed a snack and took the wrapped apple out of my fridge. For me it was the real test, and Bee 's Wrap passed. My apple was not brown at all and tasted as crispy as the half I ate for breakfast. Wraps are best used for leftovers, fruits, vegetables, and cheese, but not recommended for raw meat, possibly due to the potential transmission of bacteria.
You may be wondering if this packaging is reusable, how do you clean it? Do they get raw? It's pretty simple: just hand wash them in cold water with a little dish soap. I draped mine over an empty rack to dry it, then Ifolded and slipped into a drawer with the other two envelopes. You don't want to use lukewarm water or heat your Bee 's Wraps too close, as the oil and wax will degrade. Otherwise, they should last about a year, which is much better than throwing in plastic wrap the day before.
Bee 's Wrap
While I am new to using Bee 's Wraps, I amconfident that they will replace many single use plastic packaging and other disposable plastic storage in my everyday life. I feel good about reducing my impact on the planet and, honestly, the savings - a packet of single-use plastic wrap costs around $ 2- $ 5 - that will add up over the next year or so. Save the planet and a few dollars, who doesn't like that?