It’s hard to believe that it’s 2020 already, another year, another decade!
There are so many positive changes coming this year to reduce the impact on our planet, and believe it or not, the world is moving to sustainable ways of living. It could be overwhelmed if you are a typical consumer and not into the journey yet. But it’s actually a lot easier than you think when you look at the sources and have the solutions. The hardest part is just changing the habits, so a little bit at a time will definitely help. As you tally up some new year resolutions, we would like to invite you to take our challenges that we will post once a week. We are newbies too and just love to share what we have adapted in this journey 😊
WEEK 1 Challenge – KICK THE PLASTIC WRAP HABIT
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 environment, and also not really good for your health.
If you still have a giant roll of plastic wrap in your kitchen, remember it’s better to use it than throw it out. But when you are done with that roll, look for alternatives.
What our family use instead:
+ Containers with lids (use what you have, you also can save glass package containers that come with your store bought jam, pickle, sauce etc)
+ Just put a plate on top to cover the bowl
+ Beeswax food wraps that can be washed and reused many times.
Will you join us?