How to use beeswax wraps and why their sustainability is important

The basics:
- Durable – Beeswax is usable for up to a year
- Plastic free – Save The Oceans with our sustainably sourced products
- Natural resources – Made fresh from a hive
- Easy to store – Fridge and freezer friendly!
- Self-sealing – Keeps your food fresher for longer
- Carefully prepared in Vermont, USA – From the hive to the Netherlands
- Compostable and biodegradable – So you’ll know you’re living an eco-friendly lifestyle
Beeswax is usable in tons of scenarios – from a fun picnic to a flight or car journey or even just your normal school lunch! You can wrap up all kinds of foods, such as Jam, grapes or even more unhealthy alternatives such as chocolate or red meat. Best of all, you’ll be saving the environment. Plastic packaging has been outlined by the EU as an existential threat to marine life in their investigations, with green papers produced on both the investigation and the overall plan.

Plastic packaging accounts for 40 percent of our global plastic usage, and it’s important to reduce this due to the effect it’s having on our environment. This doesn’t just affect sea-life, it affects business all over the world. From the scuba divers of coral reefs to those who rely on beaches, to the millions of fish that die every year from eating too much plastic. They’ve ruined our environment for years and if we continue to use them, they’re only going to cause more harm. It’s incredibly hard to imagine the sheer scale of damage they’re causing and how much of an issue they are.

Firstly, factories are using coal and oil to mass-produce plastic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 365 days every year. This production process and the subsequent waste product hugely accelerates global warming and the climate crisis, as well as sending thousands and millions of tonnes of plastics straight into the mouths of all kinds of fish, all over the world, lining sea beds with coral-killing synthetic waste and even littering some of the world’s most serene landscapes.

To emphasise this effect, we can already see nature’s reaction to plastic pollution. As quoted from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, “The most visible and disturbing impacts of marine plastics are the ingestion, suffocation and entanglement of hundreds of marine species. Marine wildlife such as seabirds, whales, fishes and turtles, mistake plastic waste for prey, and most die of starvation as their stomachs are filled with plastic debris.” Furthermore, industries can be destroyed by plastic destruction. From tourism to simple hobbies like diving, fishing, and other watersports and so much more. In Kenya, w plastic waste campaigners have been trying to raise awareness around their changing beaches, with one activist sharing that local, even on-land animals, such as donkeys and cows are being killed by their plastics, with local businesses who look to farm or even simply conserve ecosystems destroyed. In Oceania, huge campaigns are continuously ongoing to save coral reefs from dying, with 700 miles of the Great Barrier Reef slowly decaying over the last 30 years. So much destruction. Even with 4% of this damage, 28 miles of coral reef would have decayed, and that’s just one of thousands of cases.
Replacing the plastic packaging in your household with biodegradable alternatives helps the environment massively, so think about adopting or just trying out our solution today!

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