Cling film is part of our everyday lives but is largely unnecessary as there are so many good alternatives that produce zero plastic waste. You could try storing leftover food in reusable pots, glass is better than plastic, and swap cling film for reusable beeswax wraps. These are now widely available and relatively inexpensive when compared to the cost of numerous rolls of cling film. Many supporters argue that being an organic product, they are non toxic when compared to wrapping food in plastic too so make a great cling film alternative.
MD of Envar Composting Andy Sibley is a fan and comments that “beeswax wraps are a natural alternative to cling film and form a breathable layer to keep your food fresh, even fresher than with cling film in many cases. Beeswax wraps are easily sealed in place just by using the heat from your hands to shape the wrap around your plate or jar. You can wash the wraps in warm water and reuse them many times over. When your wraps reach the end of their usable life, pop them into your compost bin or food waste – a great zero waste alternative to cling film. One small change we can all make for the good of our planet.”