Getting rid of Single Use Plastic is HUGE right now!! We have finally come to grips with the demise of Plastic Shopping Bags in our Grocery Stores. Some progressive places have had it banned entirely from their towns for years now, and whilst there were parts of our society ( I must admit I had a few withdrawal pains myself) that were up in arms about having to purchase plastic shopping bags, it has been a relatively smooth transition.
But have you stopped to think about all the other types of Single Use Plastic we have in our lives? Or what happens to this plastic after we have finished with it?
It is estimated that 8 million pieces of plastic ends up in our oceans in each year.
Take notice next time you are in the Grocery Store.. How many products are covered in plastic wrap that will simply be thrown away once the package is opened. How much will be disposed once the product has been consumed? How many items from the Fruit and Vegetable Section are wrapped in plastic, or will be stored in a plastic bag once bought? How many do you use in a single week getting your groceries from the store to your home? How many items in your fridge is stored in single use plastic?
Introducing BeesWax Wraps into your household can slash the amount of Single Use Plastic that your family adds to landfill. They can be reused over and over again, saving you and the planet!!
Bees Wax Wraps can be used to wrap sandwiches, fruit, vegies, cheese, plates of leftovers, loaves of bread and pretty much anything your mind can think of (except Raw Meat). The wraps can also be used as snack packs or replacements for Plastic Bags when buying Fruit and Vegies. You also can fold them into little pouches to hold what you need! Their uses are endless, and they can save you countless amounts of single use plastic. Giving you the warm fuzzies when you think of all the plastic you have saved from Landfill!
If you use 30cm of Cling wrap to wrap your lunch everyday, 5 days a week, you will use 1.5 m of cling wrap a week, that is 75 meters of cling wrap a year that ends up in landfill. Now imagine that multiplied by all the other people in your household, or street or town. That is a lot of Single Use Plastic that is being added to our environment when it doesnt need to be! Now imagine all of that plastic multiplied by all the years that we have been using it. Pretty much every single piece of Plastic Wrap that has ever been made is still in existenece, its just sitting in landfill…
But we can make a difference, just by changing our usage, and every little change adds up in the long run.
So make the change today. Grab yourself some Bees Wax Wraps and make your contribution to the health of our planet,