4 days ago
When I first made the shift to living more sustainably and living a healthier life there was so much to be excited about. I was learning how to make my own things, shop for healthier food and grow some of my own food, seeing how far I could bike, purging my life of junk and bringing in healthier options into my house and so much more. After eight years, there’s less that gets me excited when it comes to sustainable living. I’m still excited, but not like I was when I was just getting started, when it was something new every day.
But these reusable beeswax wraps still get me excited!
They are a really cool way to ditch the disposables like plastic wraps, tin foil and plastic bags.
In this photo I’m wrapping a half of a pumpkin and you can do this with any fruits or veggies, including avocado. You can cover jars or containers. You can use it for bread, herbs, cheese… It works in so many ways. The heat of your hands warms up the beeswax to make it moldable. Once you have created the shape it becomes more solid and stays on well.
I haven’t used them as much as I’d like to during this project because I try to just use the entire veggie from my garden at once, but when I’ve used them, they’ve worked fantastically. My favorite uses have been papaya and avocado.
These beeswax wraps are from @Abeego and I got them through the awesome online store @LifeWithoutPlastic. You can also make your own! There are other companies out there that make them but Abeego is the original, started in 2008 by Toni Desrosiers.
They last a long time, but when they wear out they can be composted in an at home compost bin. They help to reduce food waste by keeping food fresh for longer. They are made out of all natural materials. They smell fantastic too. All around they are just great!
(This is not a paid post. I support and believe in Abeego and Life Without Plastic and their mission is in line with mine.
Read about my financial ethics and commitment to transparency at www.robgreenfield.tv/transparency)
Photos by @sierrafordphotography
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