If you’re looking to lower your environmental footprint but you’re still attached to all those disposable kitchen products, then meet your new must-have: the Etee food wrap. It’s an all-natural food wrap that can be washed and re-used up to 150 times, then biodegraded once it has met its natural end.
The plastic-free wraps replace aluminum foil and plastic cling wrap when it comes to food storage, using cotton cloths infused with beeswax, natural tree resins, and essential oils to wrap food instead. They keep plastic away from your food, biodegrade to leave no trace, and can be used for about six months to a year before they begin to break down.
The wax and resins used in the Etee food wrap help keep the cloth malleable, dry and easy to fold around objects like bowls, produce or sandwiches. When it needs to be cleaned, the Etee can simply be washed under soapy cold water and reused again. Compare that to plastic wrap, which you use once and then toss in the trash, contributing to the world’s growing landfills!
According to Etee, the wraps should last about six months if they are used on a daily basis and about a year if used only to top bowls. At just $18 for a pack of three, their long life makes them pretty affordable.
Check out this video of Etee’s food wraps in action below:
In a country that produces over 250 million tons of trash per year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 figures, products like beeswax food wraps and reusable travel mugs and bags make a solid difference in cutting down the amount of trash we produce each day.
Head to Etee’s website to check out their different offers, which include a starter pack, a smart pack and a family pack. Shipping is free within the United States and Canada. Best of all, you can test the food wraps for up to 90 days and get your money back if you’re not sold on them.
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