Making Beeswax Wraps: A more sustainable alternative to plastic wrap
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Join us for a conversation and tutorial with Pam Martin of the Kansas Wetlands Center, KDWPT on making your own beeswax food wraps! Simple and affordable to make, reusable, and long-lasting, beeswax wraps are a more sustainable alternative to using single-use plastic wrap (Saran Wrap and the like).
Single-use plastic wrap is made out of PVC (a product created from crude oil) and additive chemicals, poses a risk to wildlife - both aquatic and terrestrial, and persists in landfills for hundreds or even thousands of years. "Though the portable, cheap (plastic) wrap keeps leftovers fresh for longer, there are several catches: Plastic wrap contributes to the larger plastic pollution crisis, it’s difficult to recycle, and it’s made from potentially harmful chemicals, especially as they break down in the environment."₁
Learn how to DIY your own reusable food preservation wraps in a more Earth-friendly (and fun!) way.