Say goodbye to covering leftovers with plastic — here’s why you should be using beeswax wraps instead

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When it comes to finding sustainable swaps for everyday items you use at home, there are two obvious products to start with first: plastic bags and plastic wrap

If you haven’t yet found an alternative to plastic bags, Stasher bags are a great swap. And if need a plastic wrap alternative, don’t worry — there’s a more sustainable product to try for that too.

When preserving leftovers or other foods in your fridge, Bee’s Wrap is an easy solution to help curb excess single-use plastic usage. Bee’s Wrap is plastic-free because it’s made from organic cotton that’s infused with sustainably harvested beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

Not only is using Bee’s Wrap a more eco-friendly way to keep foods fresh, but it’s homemade in Middlebury, Vermont.

Bee’s Wrap, Set Of Three, $18

Credit: Bee’s Wrap

And if you’re not sure about how well it actually keeps food fresh, the wraps have a 4.6 out of 5 star rating on Amazon for freshness, sturdiness, ease of use and versatility. You won’t even miss your traditional plastic wrap.

With over 3,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, shoppers swear by Bee’s Wraps for covering almost any type of leftover meal or extra produce, especially since they are reusable and will last for one to two years.

“I can’t recommend these beeswax wraps enough,” one shopper said. “The antimicrobial aspect of the beeswax keeps fruits and vegetables super fresh for much longer than plastic bags. They are so much better for the environment, and they can be reused for months. We have been using our set for almost two years, and they are still as good as new. No waste! Just make sure to wash them with cool water, as warm/hot water will melt the wax.”

With the assorted three-pack that you can buy on Amazon, you’ll receive a small, medium and large option of the Bee’s Wrap so that you can use to cover bowls, extra produce of even opened packages of cheese.

It’s one small step to making your kitchen (and home) more sustainable.

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