The project of waste prevention 2021

Why did we decide on the project?

In recent years, we think none of us can omit the fact, that our planet is heading for a disaster. We have used and abused the Earth to its dying point. Our poor planet is drowning in plastic, our oceans can no longer provide a good home for coral reefs, that are so vital for all marine life. Rainforests are vanishing and the effects of climate change are indeed a big threat to life in general. But this is not a message to bring more despair, but a message of hope. A hope, that we can pull this off together and go “back to basics” on how we do things in our daily lives. 

Why use Beeswax Bags or Soy Wax Bags from?

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For us it’s a step in the right direction, in protecting our families & children and caring for the planet. 

The Beeswax Bags from Lovebee.ie and Soy Wax Bags from lovebee.ie (Vegan Wax Bags from Lovebee. ie) and Beeswax Wraps from Lovebee.ie are environmentally friendly, sustainable, natural, reusable, compostable, Irish handmade.

Beeswax Bags or Soy Wax Bags (Vegan Wax Bags) and Beeswax Wraps are a great substitute for plastic wraps, aluminum foil, and plastic bags. Unlike plastic, which contains chemicals such as BPA https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-bpa, which is linked to causing a number of diseases and is best to avoid, especially for children. Handmade Beeswax Wraps and Beeswax Bags or Soy wax bags (Vegan wax bags) do not contribute to climate change, even when they reach their end of life and are ready for the compost bin. Which of course, when used correctly and with care, takes a very long time. They are easy to use, wipe clean and reuse again. With their pretty designs, you’re also in for a treat! 

The regular plastic bag, takes about 500 years to degrade into the landfill, but never really breaks down completely, instead it photo-degrades into microplastics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microplastics, that absorb toxins and pollute the environment. For a family with four school-going children, and if they were to wrap their sandwich into a bag each day, that would be approximately 800 plastic bags a year, that would stay on this earth for the next 30 generations.

Freshford Tidy Town

We are very delighted to cooperate with 15 volunteers families of Freshford (including vegetarian or vegan) with children. Each family would monitor and record how much cling film/paper/plastic bags or tin foil they save with their use per one month (June 2021).

Each family will receive one a big Beeswax Bag or organic Soy Wax Bag (Vegan Wax Bag) for bread and 2 – 3 small Beeswax Bags or organic Soy Wax Bags (Vegan Wax Bags) for snacks, fruits, vegetables, cheese, etc. They also receive a survey form, and a small leaflet about how to use and maintain Beeswax Bags or Soy Wax Bags (Vegan Wax Bags). All items will be given free of charge. These families will then use these Beeswax Bags or Soy Wax Bags (Vegan Wax Bags) for one month and record every day how many plastic bags or plastic wraps, tin foil was prevented thanks to our Beeswax Bags or Soy Wax Bags (Vegan Wax Bags).

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The project is kindly supported by the Environment Section of Kilkenny County Council https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Environment/ and Freshford Tidy Town

We would like to special thank to current chairperson of Freshford Tidy Town Julia Kavanagh.

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2 thoughts on “The project of waste prevention 2021”

  1. Avatar of Julie Kavanagh

    We, in Freshford Tidy Towns are thrilled to be collaborating with Marcela and lovebee.ie on this project.
    We recruited 15 local families to take part and a selection of different sized bags were given to the families and they were asked to record, over a period of one month, how much tinfoil, clingfilm and plastic bags they saved by switching to the beeswax products. We will be collecting the surveys and analysing the data from them shortly. We were delighted to be this project as it introduced us to a whole new set of people interested in our work who might have had a different perception of what Tidy Towns is now about and it has introduced our participant families to the benefits of more sustainable food protection alternatives.
    The methodology is simple and hopefully will result in a measurable metric. We really hope that we will be able to scale up this project in the future.

    1. Avatar of Marcela Joy

      Well done Freshford Tidy Town. We really appreciate our collaboration. We are looking forward to the results of our project. A big thank you and very kind regards to all from Marcela Joy from Lovebee.ie

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