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Easy reusable alternatives to cling film

Have you ever thought about the waste created by cling film? Not only does it pollute our waterways because it won’t break down, it’s difficult to recycle, and it made from potentially harmful chemicals. It can poison our wild and marine life. But are there easy reusable alternatives to cling film?

Easy, reusable alternatives to cling film?

The alternative is resusable beeswax wrap. My favourite is WaxWrap, which comes in bag, pre-cut sheets and on-a-roll format. So it is a handy and easy reusable switch compared to disposable cling film.

WaxWrap contains organic certified ingredients and the production process behind these wonder wraps meets rigorous environmental and social standards. This makes them a safe and responsible choice for the home. In addition, the full range of products has The Vegetarian Society approval.

Natural ingredients

In contrast to cling film, WaxWrap contains just four natural materials: organic cotton, organic Jojoba oil, pine resin and beeswax. This means your food can breathe the way nature intended. 


In addition, unlike single use plastic, WaxWrap is:

  • Incredibly malleable
  • Thick and rigid enough to take form around the most unusual shapes whilst still creating a secure seal
  • Won’t leach toxins into food and drink
  • Totally re-useable and suitable for the safe storage of a wide range of foods
  • Good for your housekeeping budget, saving you money in the long-term
  • Available in fun and funky designs
  • A positive step towards lowering your carbon footprint

WaxWrap bags are the ideal partner for packed lunches and picnics, as well as storing salad leaves, fresh herbs and vegetables. The pre-cut sheets remain a firm favourite for super speedy food storage. 

easy reusable alternatives to cling film

Once used, WaxWrap can be washed using cold water and washing up liquid, then patted dry with a clean towel. You can wash them over and over. If used correctly should last for around a year (or approx. 200 times). What’s more, when the wrap comes to the end of its long and happy life, it’s completely compostable and can even be used as an eco-firelighter.

WaxWrap can currently be purchased online at or via Planet Organic and Whole Foods Market.

So yes, there are easy reusable alternatives to cling film! For more great sustainability ideas, here are some great tips on avoiding food waste at home.


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