Cling-film, how I shun you.
You are pervasive (enough bought every year in UK to circle the planet 30 times), unnecessary and costly to purse and planet.
A single-use plastic, chemically-treated with god-knows-what to be pliable, and – unless disposed-of in an ever-growing landfill – likely to end up in the belly of a sentient being with fatal consequences.
Enter our new hero: eco-wrap.
Made from cotton covered with beeswax or soy wax, eco-wrap performs all the same tricks as cling-film (air-tight and malleable) but grace.
Made from natural materials, it can be re-used, and cut-up and composted at the end of its life (a year or more).
With cotton designs (vintage and recycled, natch), prettiness adds to its charms.
Where can you get these darling things?
I first came across eco-wrap as a gift from Australia (bought in Apollo Bay to be precise), Eco-wrap Byron Bay.
How come I have never come across eco-wraps before, I exclaim?
It turns out that Bristol also has an eco wrap business, Eco Bee Wrap, which uses Fair Trade material and trades on Etsy.
Eco wrap zeitgeist!
Etsy has a great choice including vegan eco-wrap made from soy wax.