4 facts about plastic wrap that will make you think twice

Plastic wrap: It’s easy to use. Convenient. Keeps food fresh. 

Plastic wrap is also one of the most wasteful products you can possibly buy. 

If you’re reading this blog, you probably already knew that. In case you weren’t aware, consider these stats from National Geographic:

  1. Nearly 80 million Americans have used plastic wrap over a 6 month period according to recent studies.
  2. Companies made a predicted 3 million tons of plastic wrap in 2019.
  3. Plastic wrap is difficult, if not impossible, to recycle and when it ends up in landfills or incinerators it releases dioxin, an incredibly toxic chemical.
  4. Not only does plastic wrap contribute to an increasing plastic crisis in our ocean, it also picks up harmful chemicals and metals that fish more easily ingest.

In other words: PLASTIC WRAP IS BAD. 

So, what can you do about it?

Luckily, we live in a world with tons of alternatives to everyday plastic wrap. Next time you need to keep food fresh, consider these reusable alternatives:

  1. Reusable bags are not only a great alternative to baggies, but they also can help keep food fresh with their secure seals. For instance, our Jill and Joey Reusable Bags offer an airtight, waterproof seal along with a tab for easy opening. Check them out
  2. If you’re still looking for the flexibility of plastic wrap, reusable bee’s wax wraps are a natural, eco-friendly option. They also come in cool patterns, like these
  3. Stretchable, reusable storage lids, like these made from silicone, are a great way to wrap bowls, plates, or fruit without the guilt of wasteful plastic. 

Want to see other great reusable products aimed at reducing single-use plastic in your life?