Not only is cling film a hassle to use, but it's also incredibly wasteful and harmful to the environment.
Luckily, there are plenty of reusable alternatives out there that not only help to save the planet but also save you money in the long run. So, let's explore some options for switching from single-use cling film to reusable alternatives!
Switch to wax wraps
Beeswax (or vegan wax) wraps are reusable and biodegradable, making them a great option for those looking to reduce their environmental impact. Use the wraps to cover anything from bowls of leftovers to sandwiches and even wrapped around fruits and vegetables to preserve them.
They are easy to clean, just rinse in cool water and a mild soap and lay flat to dry.
If you have scraps of fabric, get creative and try making your own.
Choose reusable tubs and pouches
Opt for reusable tubs or pouches, they’re easy to fill and are freezer safe. Plus, pouches take up minimal cupboard space. Win-win!
Use stretchy silicone lids to cover food
Silicone lids have become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to single-use cling film or aluminium foil. They are easy to clean and can fit on a variety of container sizes and shapes, creating a tight seal around the edges of containers helping to keep food fresher for longer.
Overall, silicone lids are a convenient, cost-effective, and sustainable option for covering food that can help reduce waste and save money in the long run.
Pop sandwiches straight into lunch boxes
Using airtight lunch boxes with a seal removes the need to wrap your sandwiches in cling film or tin foil.
If you’re worried about your sandwiches shifting about in transit, pack in fruit or snacks to keep them in place.