Want to Make the World a Better Place? Start with This Simple Kitchen Swap

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Let’s get real for a minute. Have you ever thought about how much plastic we use and toss in our lifetimes? We’re bummed to admit, it’s a lot. And once you become aware of the plastics problem, it’s hard to un-see it. From product packaging to single-use water bottles to plastic bags and wrap, it all contributes to the 8 million metric tons of plastic that are thrown into the ocean every year. But what about recycling? A shocking 91 percent of it isn’t properly recycled. Jaw. Drop.

We can probably all agree that plastic needs to get gone, and it’s easier than ever to make more sustainable choices. Aside from toting along a reusable water bottle and skipping straws, we can decrease the amount of plastic we use by making one tiny kitchen swap: Trade plastic wrap and sandwich bags for Bee’s Wrap.

Bee’s Wrap is a natural, sustainable alternative to plastic wrap. Made by infusing organic cotton with beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin, it’s washable, reusable and compostable—not to mention pretty to look at (boring clear wrap can hardly say the same). It also sticks better than plastic, because the warmth of your hands helps it adhere securely to bowls and dishes. When you’re done with it, just wash it in cool water with mild dish soap and hang it to dry. No plastic wasted.

Need to wrap your brown-bagged sandwich in something sturdy? The sandwich wrap keeps everything secure, and even acts as a placemat to put your food on. Made too many taco fixings and need to store them in bowls? Grab an assorted three pack to cover all your bases. The variety pack even has sizes specifically for bread (hello, summer picnics). Best invention ever? Three words: add to cart.

Shop the products: Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wrap ($11); Bee's Wrap Assorted 3 Pack ($18); Bee’s Wrap Lunch Pack ($21); Bee's Wrap National Geographic Explorer Pack ($21); Bee's Wrap Variety Pack ($42)

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