Siobhan gave me a couple of sheets of beeswax wrap as an alternative to plastic wrap. You can use it for all sorts of wrapping food or covering food containers. Here’s a little video from the company Bee’s Warp that produced what Siobhan bought me. You can wipe it clean with cold water and a little bit of mild detergent and reuse it up to a year, so they say, or well, even beyond, depending how often you use it, I guess.
I’ve tried it wrapping my home-made bread. I used to use (notice the tense) a plastic bag for bread because I find it keeps bread moist best as long as you eat it before the mould comes, of course. I have never been a fan of bread boxes or bread bags because I can’t stand dry, stale bread. But, at last, I have an alternative. It’s now day two of wrapping the bread in beeswax wrap and it’s great. The inside is moist and the outside still crunchy.
I might dabble a bit in making some myself. Eco Parents Australia has a nice tutorial. I could use some of my old clothes… ooh, more recycling!!!