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Medieval Cling Wrap – better for the Earth and pretty versatile

While you’re out trying to make small changes in your life so that you can live more sustainably, you may be wondering what alternatives you have out there. True, there’s not a good answer for everything but sometimes the past has a key. Skip the cling wrap and do it the medieval peasant way: linen dipped in beeswax.

This very informative video outlines how peasants from long ago wrapped their food to keep it safe from pests and the like. They obviously did not have plastic wrap. Instead they used plain linen fabric soaked in beeswax which makes a pretty nice food covering.

Though not perfect for everything, it’s an option for say, wrapping sandwiches? Or fruit? Covering bowls at the next cookout? The wraps are reusable and allegedly smell good. You can make your own if you’re crafty but you can also just buy them from places like this. Check out the video to learn more about the practice.

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