Organic Cotton Beeswax Food Wrap
Happy Halloween everyone ^^
We had fun this afternoon taking Lilly to the Trick or Treat at the mall. I feel so great now to stay home at that moment with my child, waiting for the kids in the neighborhood knocking our door so we can give out our mandarin oranges treats. The night can not be any better because finally we can introduce our next line of EZeLilly products: Organic Cotton Beeswax Food Wrap ^^
Here at EZeLilly, we understand that two of the biggest problems in our modern society are plastic polluting our environments, and food waste. Beeswax food wrap offers a solution which helps us to tackle both of these problems.
People have been waxing cloth since the times of Ancient Egypt and have been using beeswax to store food in various different ways for thousands of years. Since the invention of cling film and other plastic wrappings, however, people have lost touch with these ancient techniques. By returning to these simple means of storing and preserving food, we can reduce our reliance on polluting and damaging materials and withdraw our support for destructive systems in the modern day.
Why Is Plastic Wrap a Problem?
Cling film or other plastic wrap for food was initially created in the mid 20th Century and used polyvinyl chloride (PVC). A common, cheaper alternative to PVC is low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Polyvinylidene chloride (PvdC) is also sometimes used. Each of these materials allowed consumers to store food for longer at peak freshness, but with these plastics, freshness comes at a very high cost on the environmen. Plastic food packaging also brings with it risks to human health.
The manufacture and use of single-use plastics is one of the greatest ills in our society. Not only does it increase the amount of greenhouse gases that we release into the environment, and contribute to the crisis of global warming, it also creates a waste problem that sticks around.
Why Choose Beeswax Food Wrap?
Beeswax wraps are just one part of the solution that allows us to transition to a post peak oil society and to create a more sustainable way of life. Beeswax food wrap is a cotton material impregnated with all-natural beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. We just want the best for our family brand so we used GOTs certified Organic Cotton, not just conventional cotton for the cloth. Unlike plastic wrap, these can be washed and reused again and again. These wraps keep food fresh. And with the customized kid friendly patterns, we feel so good to get our daughter involving and practicing wrapping her lunch sandwiches or left over foods with these.
Beeswax wraps, like any potential purchase, come at a potential cost to our planet. Few items come entirely for free when weighed up in this way. These potential purchases will all require energy, water and land to manufacture – the largest cost coming from the growing of the cotton material. When grown organically, however, the environmental cost of cotton and other fabric materials is significantly reduced. That is one of the reason that we chose GOTs certified organic cotton for our products.
What is more, the fact that beeswax wraps can be biodegradable means that they will not continue to cost our planet after their useful life has come to an end. Cotton will generally take around 5-6 months to break down if left in the compost heap or in the soil of your garden. Compare that to plastics, which break down in an estimated 500 years, and it is easy to see which is the more favorable option! This means that the true cost for beeswax wraps is far lower than that of other food storage solutions.
There are some downsides of the products that we also need to mention: the beeswax coating will melt under high tempature, they are not dishwasher safe or microwave safe. Hand wash them in cool or cold water with mild soap only. So therefore, the wraps are not suitable to use with raw meats :)
If you would like a set of these, they are ready to order at www.ezelilly.ca :)
Happy wrapping, naturally ^^