Keep food fresh and stored naturally in Eco friendly and reusable food wraps that are 100% biodegradable and compostable.
A sustainable alternative to single use plastic cling wrap. These reusable Vegan food wraps have an expected shelf life of up to 2 years.
Eco friendly packaging made from 100% recycled Kraft paper and biodegradable cellulose.
Vegan Plant Wax Food Wraps - What's Included
Set of 3 Eco friendly, plant wax food wraps.
- 1 x small vegan food wrap (18cm x 20cm)
- 1 x medium vegan food wrap (25cm x 28cm)
- 1 x large vegan food wrap (33cm x 35cm)
Ideas for how to use Reusable Plant Wax Food Wraps
Storing cut open fruit and vegetables
Wrapping up sandwiches to go
Using food wraps on bowls and plates as a lid or cover
Wrapping up and preserving cheese and bread
Using a food wrap over a cup to stop spillage or leakage
Plant Wax Vegan Food Wrap's Ingredients
- 100% cotton fabric
- Organic plant wax (Candelilla wax)
- Natural coconut oil
- Natural tree resin
Benefits of using Plant Wax Food Wraps
- Vegan Friendly
Why Plastic Wrap / Cling Wrap is bad for the environment
Firstly plastic wrap is made from potentially harmful chemicals including polyethylene and polyvinylidene chloride, and they also typically have toxic additives. There has not been sufficient research on the long term effects of these chemicals affecting our health.
Thin, flimsy, plastic wrap is also difficult to recycle; without specialised equipment it can clog machines. And even when plastic wrap is recycled, it's costlier than making new plastic wrap using virgin materials. When it ends up in landfills or incinerators, both PVC and PVDC can release a highly toxic chemical called dioxin, says the World Health Organization.
Wash your reusable food wraps in COLD water with mild soap. Use a very soft sponge or cloth to wash away any leftover food residue.
Do not use a scourer or anything abrasive on the plant wax wraps as it could scratch the wax off.
Do not use your reusable wax wraps with excessively wet items, raw meat or fish
Do not use the wax wraps on hot food, in the microwave or oven.
Can I store hot food in the plant food wraps?
It is definitely not recommended to store any hot food in the plant wax wraps. This is because the wax will melt from the heat onto the food, which wouldn't make it taste very nice. Check out our reusable ziplock bags instead, they are made from food grade silicone and are designed to store hot foods, as well as everything else!
My plant wax food wrap is not very sticky anymore, what should I do?
As these reusable food wraps are biodegradable, they are not designed to last forever. We usually get a shelf life of up to 2 years from the food wraps with regular use. Eventually they will start to lose wax in some parts of the wrap and it won't stick together as easily. BUT that does not mean that it is the end of the wrap's life! Before you give up on your vegan wax wrap, try heating up the wrap a tiny bit in the oven on very low heat for only a couple of minutes. This will start to melt the wax on the food wrap so it can easily move around. Using a rubber glove (or your hand if it is not too hot), scrunch the warm wrap into a ball to help spread the remaining wax around so the stickiness is more evenly dispersed. Some hot soapy water and a scrubbing brush should get the wax residue off your hand/glove.
If this wax warming trick doesn't do the job, you now have two options. You can either purchase some plant wax and re-wax the food wrap yourself, or you can cut it up into pieces and place it in your compost or green organics bin.