5 benefits of storing your food in beeswax wraps

Discover the benefits of storing your food in beeswax instead of plastic + how you could get gifted a Limited Edition beeswax wrap pack


We’re all looking for little things we can do to be more mindful and less wasteful, especially during the festive season.

We know we can’t control the impact big business has on the environment, but we can make changes to our own lifestyles that collectively (and overtime) have a positive impact on the world around us.

Food waste is a problem in Australia. Over 5 million tonnes of food ends up in a landfill, that’s the equivalent of 9,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools full of wasted food.

One really great (waste-free) way to keep food fresh for longer and to store leftovers is with beeswax wraps.

What are beeswax wraps?

Beeswax wraps are a natural, waste-free, plastic-free alternative to traditional disposable cling wrap products.

The average family uses 24 rolls of plastic cling wrap per year.

Unfortunately cling wrap isn’t reusable and is rarely recycled as it can clog machinery.

Beeswax wraps are made from organic cotton sheets that are infused with beeswax, dammar resin and other oils like coconut and jojoba.

This creates a breathable, pliable and slightly tacky piece of material that replaces the need for plastic cling wrap.

What do beeswax wraps do?


Beeswax wraps are a waste-free way to store leftover food or transport food from your home to work, school, the park - anywhere.

Just think of all the times you use a piece of cling wrap to store leftovers or wrap around a block of cheese. What happens to the plastic cling wrap? It ultimately becomes waste that won't be going anywhere for a long time.

Beeswax wraps are different because they are both reusable and biodegradable.

How do beeswax wraps work?


Simply warm the wraps with your hands so the wrap becomes malleable.

Once warm, mould the wrap around food and dinnerware to store leftovers, or fold into pouches to transport snacks.

Once you’ve finished with your food, wash your wrap with cold soapy water, let them drip dry and they are ready to use again.

Beeswax wraps aren’t suitable for storing raw meat or fish and aren’t suitable for the oven or microwave.

What are the benefits of beeswax wraps?

 

1. Beeswax wraps last ages + save you money

 


Reusable products are long-lasting, helping reduce waste and save money. Beeswax wraps are reusable and last up to a whole year.

If the average family uses 24 rolls of cling wrap a year, that’s approximately $100 worth of cling wrap over the year.

The average cost of a kitchen four-pack of beeswax wraps is $30. 

2. Beeswax wraps help food stay fresh for longer


Plastic is a durable material, but it’s not breathable meaning it can cause fresh foods to get hot and wilt.

Beeswax acts like a natural barrier (similar to how the skin of a fruit protects the flesh), but it’s still breathable so food stays fresher, longer. 

3. Beeswax wraps are biodegradable


Over time the protective wax coating on your beeswax wrap will wear away.

Once your beeswax wrap has come to the end of its useful life simply bury in the backyard.

Unlike plastic cling wrap, beeswax wraps will biodegrade.

4. Beeswax wraps reduce waste + protect wildlife


Waste, particularly plastic waste is a big problem for the planet and local wildlife.

Looking for sustainable alternatives to plastic is a great way to reduce household waste and the potential for plastic to cause problems in the local environment.

Switching from plastic to beeswax is one less plastic pollutant in the environment.

5. Beeswax has antimicrobial properties


Like honey, beeswax has been shown to have antimicrobial properties that help keep things clean which is great when dealing with food. 

How can you get gifted beeswax wraps? 


This holiday season ENJO is exploring the little things we can all do to free ourselves of festive waste.

By learning more about a reusable cleaning routine, from 1 November to 31 December Demo Hosts will be gifted a Little Things Trio*.

The gift includes Limited Edition Beeswax Wraps (2 pack), ENJO Allpurpose Cloth and Limited Edition ENJO Kitchen Waffle Miracle.

Three sustainable solutions to keep kitchen surfaces clean + dry and food fresh with zero-waste.

Get in touch to learn more about the great benefits you could enjoy by holding your own Demo.

 

*Terms and conditions apply.

 

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