Beeswax bags and Waste Prevention Project with Tidy Town of Freshford
Climate Change or Global Warming, whichever way you word it, is here and is most certainly a daunting part of our lives now and looking forward. I’m not here to discuss this fact at length but to simply highlight that our understanding of the scale of the problem regarding single use plastics and pollution etc. is deepening. Awareness is growing and the negative impacts of deforestation, habitat loss and habitat fragmentation is today having a horrendous knock-on effect across the globe. Though many countries are making attempts to redress outdated policies in order to the “save the planet”, it doesn’t seem fast enough.
It’s not all doom and gloom however! What can we, as individuals, do to help our ailing Mother Earth? Yes, educate the next generation, join in the global consciousness movement and respect our inter-connection with all fauna and flora sharing this earth. Re-wilding of gardens, parks and land in general, in order to encourage and protect the birds, bees and butterflies is on the rise thankfully. The 2021 trending words like…… biodiversity, extinction rebellion, climate strikes are some of the exciting movements. Committed passion plus support is growing daily. And that is good news for all.
Yet, so often we hear people say but what can I or we personally do the help. How can we play a part?
Well, here is one…. Love the bees. Save the bumble bees, honeybees and the solitary bees. Our knowledge today of their importance as pollinators far exceeds how much we knew only a few decades ago. With all this in mind, a new exciting product has been created and its popularity and uses are growing rapidly. All because of our lovely little hard-working bees and their natural resources made available to us.
If you want to lower the amount of waste that your household or business produces, or are perhaps even aiming for a zero-waste lifestyle, use these natural reusable products in your own life. Here is where you play your part and contribute as an individual in decreasing waste and pollution. You will adore these Beeswax wraps https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeswax_wrap and bags made by Love Bee. Not only are the designs utterly exquisite and the colours vibrant and attractive but their uses are endless.
The Lovebee products are a sustainable, natural alternative to plastic wrap, cling-film and sandwich bags. You can cover a bowl or a jar, pack a snack, wrap up cheese, fruit, vegetables, cookies, sandwiches or even your dog treats. The are ideal to use as place mats, are perfect to bundle up hiking and backpacking tools, utensils, and toiletries for example while camping or picnicking. It’s all about zero-waste!
They make a wonderful Earth friendly gift… and Christmas is around the corner. Irish Beeswax wraps and bags are a perfect mix of natural raw beeswax, coconut oil and organic peppermint oil. They are breathable, antibacterial, antiseptic and are anti-mould. They are compostable and best of all……. Irish made.
After a survey carried out in a household in Freshford, here are the astounding results.
- Cling film use (metres) 97 (1164metres per year)
- Sandwich bag use 171 (2052 bags per year)
- Tin foil use (metres) 59 (708 metres per year)
One family can save (from the best results) 40 metres of cling film, 72 sandwich bags, 15 metres of tin foil PER MONTH
The Beeswax products are so versatile and as mentioned, beautiful and are most definitely the ideal alternative to cling-film, sandwich bags and tin foil. They are easy to use, wipe clean and use again. They are able to go in the compost bin so environmentally friendly. The regular plastic bag takes around 500 years to degrade in the landfill but never really breaks down completely. Instead, the plastic bag photo-degrades into microplastics, that absorb toxins and pollute the environment. Why wouldn’t you substitute your plastics if this exciting range is available to you? More information can be found if you follow Lovebee.ie on Instagram, Facebook or visit the website. Updated information related to all revealed in this article is available with fresh blog posts once you are on the site.