Plastic Free July is a great time to observe your ‘sticking points’…. the habitats that are challenging to change, like covering your left overs, wrapping your sandwiches or your cut avocado with plastic film like Clingwrap!
We have worked out a rough guide as to how much a child would use in plastic wrap based on a sandwich, muffin and nuts/sultanas in their lunch bag each day for a year. We worked it out to be 105 metres of plastic wrap that would be dumped into our ever-increasing landfill. Times this by a small school of 450 students and it comes to a massive 47 250 metres per year!
– Rebecca, 4 My Earth
Here are some alternatives to Clingwrap.
Tupperware: glass, plastic, metal
Jars: wash and reuse jars to store snacks, leftovers, soups, smoothies, etc. They can even go in the freezer!
Fabric/PVC sandwich bags & food wraps
reusable zip lock bags & silicone food pouches
Stacking bowls, plates & baking trays
Brown paper bags
Food covers: like shower caps!
silicone stretch top
and silicone bowl lids
ONLINE SHOPPING: https://www.shopnaturally.com.au/reusable-food-covers.html – food shower caps, beeswax wrap & silicone wraps
https://www.shopnaturally.com.au/reusable-lunch-wraps-pockets-p2.html sandwich & snack pockets, bags & pouches
What are your sticking points? Still use cling wrap to cover your avocado in the fridge?
Just put the used half back on top of the unused half (with pip still intact) and put in an airtight container, or if you must – use aluminium foil that can be recycled loosely scrunched when you are finished
side note: little mashies refillable zip lock