There’s No Planet B: Unusual Alternative Uses For A Food Wrap
Beeswax or vegan alternative food wraps have been around for a little while now and most of us are confident using them for wrapping up fruit and veg to store or for our sandwiches, but as a person who loves to get the most out of all products, I’ve got eight new ways to use these wraps.
- Wrap a bunch of flowers in it, not only is it better than plastic or paper which will just be thrown away but it’s an added gift for the recipient.
- Use to cover jugs of drinks when dining outside – there is nothing worse than a bug making a crash landing in your freshly made Pimms or ice-cold water.
- Use as a grip to open tough jars or lids – these wraps work so well as they already have a bit of ‘stickiness’ to them, helping with grip.
- Lost the lid for a jam jar? No worries, use these wraps as an alternative.
- Use as a storage solution for a pack of cards if you’ve lost the box – I know this happens a lot in my house.
- Wrap around a bar of soap or shampoo bar when you go travelling. It saves your wash bag getting all soapy and helps you keep plastic free on the road.
- Roll into a funnel to fill jars with dried goods, making the task of getting the bulk buy rice or cous cous into it’s everyday jar easy peasy.
- Use like a Furoshiki wrap and use instead of wrapping paper.
The Little Ginger Bee shop, located at Kersey Mill, stocks a range of sizes of vegan food wraps. These work in exactly the same way as traditional beeswax wraps but just don’t contain any beeswax and therefore are vegan friendly.