Cling wrap is a single-use plastic item that ends up in landfills, as litter or roaming around the ocean. According to the World Health Organisation, when cling wrap ends up in landfills or incinerators, it can release a highly toxic chemical called dioxin. In the ocean, it poses a severe risk to fish and other wildlife; the clear plastic is mistaken for jellyfish, so when consumed, the indigestible plastic remains in the animal’s stomach.
Not only is cling wrap detrimental to our wildlife and environment, but it may also be bad for us as well. When heated up, the chemicals from the cling wrap may come into contact with our food and cause adverse health effects over time.
There are so many ways to keep food fresh without single-use cling wrap. Here at Flora & Fauna, we have a fantastic range of nifty reusable products to make the transition away from cling wrap super easy. Many of these products will serve you for life, resulting in less plastic waste in food preparation and storage.