Passionate about zero waste living? You’ve probably heard about waxed cotton sheets. Waxed cotton food wraps seem to be everywhere lately – and with good cause. They’re a fantastic, old-school solution to environmentally harmful plastic wraps. An now, they’re even at Trader Joes!
While Trader Joes gets a lot of (well justified) criticism about the amount of plastic packaging their products use, them selling waxed cotton is definitely a step in the right direction. No business is perfect, and it’s important to give credit where credit is due and support good decisions.
The set sells for $8.99 and contains three sheets; small (7×7 inches), medium (12×12 inches), and large (16×16 inches).
Made in Tunisia — the label lists them as being made with “100 percent cotton infused with beeswax, jojoba oil, and pine resin.” We’ve used them a few times so far and they seem to hold up great for everything from covering leftovers in a bowl, to wrapping up half cut veggies.
Perfect For Zero Waste School Lunches
Little plastic baggies are just terrible – and a typical family will go through tons of them making daily school lunches. Waxed cotton wraps like the ones Trader Joes has started selling are a fantastic reusable alternative to plastic sandwich bags – just wrap up and sandwich and rinse it off when it’s done doing it’s thing. When they’re eventually all worn out, just compost them. Easy Peasy.
Chris Gannon lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife and 2 young daughters and is the Editor-in-Chief at Clean Finds. He enjoys helping readers learn more about living responsibly by writing primarily about conscious consumerism, green business trends, and environmental conservation.