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Reusable Food Wraps

Food wraps coated with beeswax and other natural ingredients are marketed as environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic wrap. How well do they work?

What We Learned

Using plastic wrap to keep foods fresh is convenient, but as a single-use product destined for the landfill, plastic wrap can be wasteful, and its tendency to get tangled and stick to itself can make it frustrating to use. Reusable food wraps—sheets of cotton or hemp dipped in a layer of beeswax or soy wax—are an increasingly available alternative. Manufacturers advertise that these...

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