Bee’s Wrap Sustainable Food Storage

For our wedding, one of our friend’s wrapped our gift in cloth. It was a beautiful cloth, with gold and pink roses on a burnished champagne background. I loved unwrapping the folds of fabric to unveil her gift. We still have the fabric, and I use it over and over.

I fell in love with Bee’s Wrap for the same reason. It’s a sustainable, reusable food storage alternative to plastic wrap and aluminum foil. 

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The Bee’s Wrap brand hails from The Green Mountain State, Vermont. It’s made of organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. When cared for properly, each wrap lasts a year, and can be composted when its product life is complete (or reused as giftwrap, perhaps).

Bee’s Wraps make wonderful gifts for food lovers and cooks alike. We send a powerful message by reusing material, and that’s why I love Bee’s Wrap.

Bee’s Wrap vs. Aluminum Foil

Now, I’ve learned that aluminum is 100% recyclable, so I wondered: is aluminum more eco-friendly than Bee’s Wrap?

I looked into it and I learned the sobering truth: much aluminum we put in the recycling bin can’t be recycled due to food contamination (think: pizza cheese). The means that unless we clean our used aluminum really really well, it can’t be recycled. Bummer!

But there are alternatives. Try the following:

  1. Reusable Bee’s Wrap, or
  2. Wax paper that can be composted, or
  3. 100% recycled aluminum foil and wash it thoroughly after use

Happy cooking and storing!

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