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Thinking about transitioning away from paper towels and napkins? For most of our married life, we’ve had a paperless kitchen. We made the switch to save money and protect the environment, but along the way we discovered a way of doing things that we just like better. Here’s a look at our system.
This past Saturday we threw a big backyard party, and we didn’t even have to set out a trash can. Yep, that’s right, our party generated no trash – not a single piece. Want to throw your own no-waste party? Here’s a look at my set up.
Plastic food wrap is a hard product to have love for. It’s disposable, which means you’re buying it just so you can turn around and throw it away; it’s made out of plastic; and it always gets stuck to itself when you try to use it. Annoying!
Well, as of last week, this is one product that I’ve banished from my kitchen. Yep, I’m done with plastic wrap. From now on, I’ll be using reusable food wrap, made from beeswax-dipped cloth. Maybe you’ve seen this stuff, since it’s kind of “in” right now. It’s literally just a piece of fabric that’s been coated in beeswax. The wax makes the fabric waterproof and air-tight, and it gives it just enough body, so that when you press it around the edge of a bowl or casserole dish, it stays put. Pretty nifty. It even folds around a sandwich nicely.
There are actually several companies selling this product right now, but as easy as it is to make, I opted to make my own, which means I also got to pick the fabric.
Ask your grandmothers or your great-grandmothers how they covered food before plastic wrap came along, and you might just find that they used beeswax-dipped fabric. Yep, while beeswax food wrap is trendy right now, it’s far from a new idea.
Ready to banish plastic wrap from your kitchen? Here’s how to make your own reusable food wrap.
I pack my kids lunches to save money, so I’m not interested in dropping a bunch of cash on plastic sandwich bags, single-serving containers of foods and other things that are just going to get used once and tossed. With that in mind, I went to a no-waste lunchbox set up years ago. My kids get a healthy lunch from home, and there’s nothing to throw away when they’re done. Check it out: