With my mind far from matters such as an advertorial, blog post or website content for work, I wandered around a country fair in Dorset and met Julie from BeeWrap UK. As a keen ‘greenie’, looking to limit my use of plastic, I was really taken by Julie’s product. A natural beeswax wrap that can be used instead of clingfilm and foil. Made only from cotton, beeswax, tree rosin and oil. Fully biodegradable and compostable. It’s a no-brainer really. Needless to say, I bought a multi-pack, then and there.
We got chatting about our respective businesses, mine as a freelance copywriter and Julie, as a maker of green household products. We both agreed it’s very tricky to ‘get the word out there,’ in a world filled with products and services. How do you get your business noticed? We chatted about blog posts, advertorials, magazine articles and social media. Julie just wanted to raise awareness about BeeWrap. The website was up and running and she had a successful following on Facebook but, what else could she do?
I was so enthused by her BeeWrap products, I offered to help Julie by using my copywriting knowledge to write an advertorial she could pitch to a local, free publication, The Blackmore Vale Magazine.
Ditch the plastic to save the planet
BeeWrap UK offer their top tips to help make your lunchbox plastic free…
By making small changes to our daily lives we can make a big impact on the amount of plastic waste we produce. By simply investing in a reusable mug for your daily coffee habit you could save 30 plastic lids, stirrers and cups from heading straight to landfill in just one month.
This poignant point, from Greenpeace International, really does make you think. Because plastic lasts so long, every piece of plastic ever made, still exists today. It’s indestructible. Each individual piece, including nappies, straws, bottles and clingfilm will still exist in 500 years.
Here are some ideas which will drastically reduce your lunchtime plastic waste and as a bonus, it could save you money!
How to make a plastic-free packed lunch
- For an environmentally-friendly lunch on the go, carry around your own refillable water bottle, a reusable coffee cup and a spork to use if you buy your lunch whilst out and about.
- Use up last night’s leftovers for a tasty and nutritious meal. Bring it in a reusable container and use zero waste BeeWrap to keep your different edibles fresh.
- Preparing for a zero-waste packed lunch starts when you got shopping. Buy bread in a paper bag from the baker and take your own reusable bags to the supermarket, for your sandwich ingredients.
- Buy a family sized bag of crisps rather than individual packets minimize waist. Make your own little ‘crisp’ parcels.
- Choose to make your own cakes and biscuits and transport them to work in green-credentialed wrapping, instead of straight to landfill clingfilm.
The plastic problem is not going away. Let’s start choosing to use alternatives and lessen the impact we are making on our planet.
BeeWrap, which is a reusable alternative to cling film, foil and plastic food bags, is made from cotton and beeswax. This easy to use, fully biodegradable, zero waste product is available from Dorset based company www.beewrap.co.uk.