DSC_8597 copySomeone, somehow, worked out that the average child uses 105 metres of plastic wrap a year. Making (or buying) your own beeswax wraps is a fabulous alternative to plastic wrap. All you need is some clean cotton fabric, some organic beeswax and some pinking shears or a sewing machine to hem the cotton.

Follow the instructions at My Healthy Green Family blog to make a sweet-smelling, air-excluding wrap which you can use in your kids lunch-box or to cover left-overs going in the fridge. Take care because beeswax is flammable when heated.