Don't be silly, wrap sustainably with plastic-free Great Wrap
Don't be silly, wrap sustainably with plastic-free Great Wrap
Don't be silly, wrap sustainably with plastic-free Great Wrap

Don’t be silly, wrap sustainably with plastic-free Great Wrap

The use (or should we say misuse) of single-use plastics in the home is an issue we are tackling product by product. One nasty but need-to-have tool that we have yet to find a working sustainable alternative for is cling wrap. Of course, there has been a few biodegradable cling wraps that have hit the market, but these are usually made from regular plastic with an organic additive blended in. This means it disintegrates much quicker, but sadly it still breaks down into microplastics that then flow into our ecosystems and never disappear. In other words, these products are no bueno. Thankfully a new and improved product has arrived – introducing Great Wrap, and like its namesake infers, it is a great alternative for the environment.

The brainchild of Julia and Jordy Kay, Great Wrap is a plant-based alternative to the handy (but not exactly eco-friendly) kitchen staple that helps keep our food fresh. So how did they come up with the idea? In a very Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion-esque move, the pair developed a plant-based resin mix from PLA (otherwise known as corn starch) and a bio-based PBA. It took them more than 18 hard-working months to perfect the Great Wrap formula, enlisting help from professors, industry experts, manufacturers and suppliers along the way. The end product, Great Wrap, breaks down quicker than an orange peel and is able to be composted in your garden or can be thrown in your green waste bin – how good is that?

Unlike its great grandpa Glad Wrap, Great Wrap is certified compostable and biodegradable, meaning it is able to breakdown in a compost pile in under 180 days and leaves behind zero toxins as well. Plus, it’s relatively affordable too, with three 30-metre rolls costing $29.90 or you can snag six rolls for $49.90. If you want to purchase this sustainable kitchen pantry addition, visit the Great Wrap website for more info.

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