Cling Film Plastic Wrap And The Eco Friendly Alternatives
Cling film – known as plastic wrap in most countries around the world – has been used in our kitchens for many years.
Just in the United Kingdom alone households use more than 745,000 miles of cling film every year – enough to go around the world almost 30 times.
It’s clear today that cling film adversely impacts our environment because the majority of it still ends up in landfill. Cling film can take many decades to biodegrade and the risks of releasing very harmful chemicals into groundwater are very real.
Worse still, an unimaginable amount of cling film finds its way into the sea, and is easily mistaken by other marine animals as jellyfish. This causes a devastating impact on marine life and chokes turtles and other creatures that mistake cling film as a food source.
However, the story doesn’t get any better, because many cling film products contain BPA (Bisphenol A). Medical professionals are now airing concern about the use of cling film in our kitchens. Experts are warning that heating food covered with cling film can release harmful BPA toxins into the food we are about to eat, and this can cause a host of potential health problems.
Even Cancer Research UK is now warning that cling film should not be allowed to touch the food it is covering during microwaving.
It really is time to stop using cling film in our kitchens – and there are some great alternatives now available in the market place.
The Wooden Watch Store offers Eco friendly lid wraps that are stretchable and provide an air and water tight seal on every type of bowl or glass – either round, square, rectangle or odd-shaped. The reusable lid wraps come in packs of six in various sizes for your kitchen needs. The lid wraps are durable and made of food grade high quality BPA free silicone, and they are microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.
If you are interested you can find out more by clicking the link below.