Plastic Wrap: Could You (or Do You) Live Without It?

Plastic Wrap: Could You (or Do You) Live Without It?

Amber Byfield
Jan 9, 2009

01_09_09_saranwrap.jpgWe're getting much better at taking our lunch to work every day, and we've been phasing out the plasticware and using glass dishes (go us!). However, by Friday, we've lost all energy to wash and we're left without enough dishes. And for the random shaped things (slices of homemade bread), we don't even have a plastic bag! So sometimes, in a pinch, we wrap stuff up in plastic wrap.

We know, we know--why's it even in the house?! Well, we want to ask you the same question...

We don't always have this stuff around, but during the holidays it proved useful once the baked goods started piling up in our kitchen. We got a little greener about it last week, when we used a couple of pieces twice. But we're not convinced it's the best product for the Earth.

This PVC product has been a household staple since the 50s, and hasn't changed much. In 2004, a low-density polyethylene was introduced, which is safer than its PVC relative, but it's still plastic.

It's great for make-shift lids and such, but is it a necessary evil or just a nice thing to have around? We think this will be considerably more simple to give up than paper towels. Have you already banned it from your house?

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