Cling film wrapped sandwiches and snacks are a common sight at lunch time, with 1.2 billion meters of cling film thrown away across the UK every year. Cling film is a single-use plastic, it's not commonly recycled and can be easily replaced with reusable alternatives that will keep your food just as fresh.
By opting to use any reusable lunch box, bag or food wrap you can avoid this single-use plastic altogether. There are many options to choose from whether you are looking for something airtight or compact for on-the-go. Beeswax wraps are fully compostable and will last about a year as they’re made from cotton coated in beeswax.
Although it's always best to opt for reusable alternatives where possible, there may be occasions where you need a recyclable option. Tin foil can be used to keep your food fresh and can be scrunched and placed in your kerbside metal recycling collection after use.
Join us either as an individual or household and sign the Essex Plastic Pledge. You will receive a monthly e-newsletter packed full of hints and tips and be entered into prize draws to win items that will help you reduce your plastics.
If you're a school in Essex, you can sign the the Essex Plastic Pledge for your school. You will then receive a bi-monthly newsletter full of inspiration from other local schools on how to reduce plastic waste as well as access to an online resource pack full of activities and tools to help your school succeed in reducing plastic waste.
If you're an organisation in Essex, such as a business, college, university or community group you can sign the Essex Plastic Pledge as an organisation. You will receive a bi-monthly newsletter full of inspiration from other local organisation sharing their experiences and success stories on reducing plastic waste, as well as access to an online resource pack to help you on the journey to reduce plastic waste.