Are you still trying to decide whether to make the switch from plastic wraps to more sustainable alternatives or have you already made the switch? Many people use Beeswax Wraps in Australia, and they are fast becoming a mainstream product as we become more conscious of the environment but what are the Beeswax Wrap benefits and why should you switch?
1. They are Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable
For those looking to become more environmentally conscious, Beeswax Wraps are a great starting point. Our beeswax wraps are made from GOTS certified 100% cotton, and a rich blend of Australian Beeswax and Oils. One of the Beeswax Wrap benefits is the reduction of plastic waste as they are a natural reusable alternative to plastic wraps and bags, used every day by many households, thus reducing the need for single use plastics one household at a time.
Using Beeswax Wraps promotes a more sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle. At the end of their lifetime, the wraps are biodegradable and compostable. This means they can be placed guilt free in your compost with food waste, reducing plastics waste and its negative impact on the environment while leaving no harmful residue in the soil.
2. Keeping Food Fresh
We think one underrated Beeswax Wrap benefit is the savings we get from using beeswax wraps. Beeswax Wraps keep food fresh for longer without the need for additional packaging, meaning a reduction in food waste.
The blend of Australian beeswax and locally sourced oils in the coating on the wraps is naturally antibacterial, helping to maintain food hygiene. This coupled with the natural and breathable seal from the GOTS certified 100% cotton helps to maintain the natural freshness in food.
3. Easy to Use
Once you have made the decision to switch, Beeswax Wraps are so easy to use. Simply warm them up by scrunching them in your hands. This warms the wax making it sticky, then it will easily adhere to itself or the object you are sticking it to – whether it be a bowl or container. Plus, a massive bonus: Beeswax Wraps will stick to all those annoying containers that plastic cling wrap doesn’t cling to!
They are very versatile and can be used with most food items. It is not recommended to use with raw meat, as they cannot be washed in hot water. Similarly, wrapping hot foods is not recommended. Beeswax Wraps are very convenient for on the go meals and snacks and can be used in the pantry, fridge and freezer. Yes Beeswax Wraps work fine in the freezer.
Your beeswax wraps can simply be washed after each use by gently washing in cool water with some mild detergent and a soft scrubbing brush or sponge, then hung to dry naturally.
Beeswax Wraps also come in many sizes to suit the different uses, which you can use to wrap or make bags or pouches depending on what you’re wrapping. The sizes include Small (great for half that avocado), Medium (perfect for school lunches), Large (ideal for the bowl of leftovers), Extra Large (wrap the sourdough loaf) or you can purchase 1-meter rolls (for the baguette) or cut it to the size that suits you the best.
4. Long Lifespan
Does it feel like you are always at the end of that roll of cling wrap, or always have plastic bags on the shopping list? Beeswax Wraps have a lifetime of between 12 and 18 months when cared for properly. They can be reused as soon as the wrap has dried from the last use.
Beeswax Wraps save money in the long run by eliminating the need for constant repurchasing. If getting started using Beeswax Wraps, we recommend getting a mixed pack of wraps which will give you multiple sizes and options to work with. We find this is the best way to get started as the different sizes all have different best uses.
5. Supporting Bee Conservation
We are proud to say we make our Beeswax Wraps in Australia using Australian Wax. Supporting the local beekeepers and promoting bee conservation is extremely important to us.
Bees are a crucial part of the eco-system. Approximately 75% of food crops depend on pollinators like bees so without them we would face issues in food production. Not only this, but the effect on biodiversity bees have is remarkable. Bees are key pollinators for wildflowers and other plant species. Without bees, these plants would struggle to reproduce and thrive, leading to a decline in plant diversity. This, in turn would disrupt entire eco-systems, affecting other wildlife dependent on these plants for food and habitat.
Where can you buy Beeswax Wraps in Australia?
Beeswax Wraps can be found in many places – start by looking at local stores like Health Food Stores, Specialty Kitchenware or Homewares stores. You can also buy direct from the manufacturers on their online stores. Some supermarkets are also starting to stock Beeswax Wraps as part of their commitment to sustainability.
When making a choice, ensure you purchase from reputable sellers or manufacturers that prioritise sustainability, use high quality ingredients and have positive customer reviews. Always make sure they use locally sourced ingredients and are manufactured in Australia.
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