DIY Beeswax Wraps – Parent Workshop

Western Australia has banned plastic bags, however, it is not just plastic bags that are the problem. Research carried out in 2013 indicated the density of plastic in Australian waters is up to 40,000 pieces per square kilometre.  Our oceans and coastlines are drowning in plastic litter, and it is time, for each of us, to create the change.

At Santa Maria College, our students are working hard to reduce their impact on the environment. This month, students have been invited to participate in Plastic Free July. One of the initiatives the College is offering is workshops for students on how to make beeswax wraps. Because of the overwhelming response to these workshops, we are offering a workshop for our parents on Monday 30 July from 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm. Click here to book

What are beeswax wraps?

Beeswax wraps are a natural alternative for food storage. They are made using cotton, beeswax, and jojoba or coconut oil. Some also use tree resin. These wraps are easy to make, environmentally friendly, economical and safer than disposable plastic. Beeswax wraps can even be returned to the earth for compost. These wraps are perfect for storing cheese, fruit, and vegetables, snacks on the go or to cover bowls and jars. They can be easily moulded into shape with the warmth of your hands and the wax covering and natural ingredients make them easy to clean. They are water resistant and antibacterial.

How can I use these in the kitchen?

Here are some great suggestions from Mother & Earth

They will also keep food fresher for longer with naturally occurring preserving properties.

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