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The Best Reusable Food Wrap Options

Having had enough of using only plastic packaging to wrap food, we are on the hunt to find the best reusable food wrap options.

Saying Goodbye to Single Use Plastic Food Wrap

If you’re like us and looking for ways to help save our planet, saying goodbye to single use plastic is one way we can each make a difference. With many regions implementing a ban on single use plastics, such as straws, grocery bags, stir sticks and so on, it’s clear that something has to be done to reduce waste.

In no particular order, here is a list of our favourite DIY reusable food wrap options and store-bought sustainable food wrap products, all of which are great alternatives to traditional plastic wrap.

Making Reusable Food Wrap

DIY Reusable Snack Bags

This simple step by step sewing tutorial shows you how to turn vinyl and fabric into functional and reusable snack bags for sandwiches, crackers and other goodies. Another great way to use up those leftover fabric scraps from other sewing projects.

Crackers in a reusable snack bag and a sandwich on a sewn and sustainable food wrap.

DIY Soy Wax Food Wrap

Did you know you can make your own soy wax food wrap? A reusable, sustainable, earth friendly food wrap option. Soy wax wrap is also considered an alternative to bees wax wraps, making it a great option for vegans. Check out the quick tutorial for how to make soy wax food wrap (the post includes a video too!).

Cactus pattern soy food wrappers.

How to Make Bees Wax Wraps

Beeswax food wrap is one of the best alternatives to using plastic wrap. Made from natural ingredients, they are reusable, easy to clean and help to preserve food. This simple tutorial shows you just how easy it is to take fabric and beeswax and turn it into sustainable food wrap.

Materials needed to make a sustainable beeswax wrap, including a cheese grater, beeswax and fabric.

DIY Reusable Bowl Covers

Why is it that I can never find the matching lid for my food containers when I need it? It’s just like when I’m searching for a matching pair of socks! For this reason, my kitchen would benefit from having these handy reusable bowl covers. Follow this tutorial for making stretchy reusable covers that can work on any sized bowls you have.

Baking supplies and glass bowls covered with reusable materials.

Zero Waste Produce Bags

Talk about flashback, these simple cotton produce bags remind me of my first-ever sewing project when I was 11 years old. If I was able to make them then, any one should be able to follow along with this easy to sew produce bag tutorial. Made from unbleached 100% cotton, these bags are just waiting to be customized!

An open cloth produce bag with oranges inside.

DIY Reusable Snack Pouches

As a mom, I never leave the house without having snacks in my bag! For that reason, I love that these DIY reusable snack pouches can replace plastic snack bags. Use fabrics with a fun, colorful personalized pattern that each of the kids can claim as their own.

Reusable snack pouches with character designs holding almonds, pretzels and carrots.

Where to Buy Plastic Wrap Alternative

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Reusable Food Bags And Beeswax Wraps

This reusable food wrap pack includes reusable silicone bags, beeswax wraps and a scrubber to help clean your bags.

Three silicone food bags placed on a kitchen counter and filled with fruit, a sandwich and soup.

Beeswax Food Wraps

These organic and biodegradable beeswax food wraps come in four different sizes and are perfect for covering bowls or wrapping food.

Colorful beeswax food wraps in different sizes, showing that the wraps can be used to cover bowls or hold food.

Reusable Freezer Bags

Say goodbye to single use freezer bags with these multi-use storage bags. They are extra thick and leak proof and work great in the freezer for storing meat, vegetables or leftovers.

A ten pack of reusable freezer bags. Each bag is holding food, such as cucumbers, cherries, carrots, almonds.

Beeswax Wraps

I purchased is started pack of beeswax wraps years ago to replace my single use plastic bags and saran wrap. They come in a variety of sizes so in adorable bee-inspired designs. The teachers at my daughter’s school always comment when they see her lunches packaged in beeswax wraps.

Mesh Produce Bags

Perfect for grocery shopping, these mesh produce bags come in multiple sizes, they’re color coded, and they’re so easy to clean. No need to use throw-away plastic produce bags from the store anymore.

Mesh produce bags with red, green and yellow taps. Bags are different sizes and show the fruit inside, including peppers, apples and lettuce.

Glass Storage Containers

These versatile airtight glass storage containers come in a pack of six, ideal for packing leftovers and work lunches. They’re microwavable, oven safe, freezer safe and dishwasher safe.

Six glass storage containers with plastic lids.

Silicone Stretch Lids

These handy silicone stretch lids not only come in different sizes but are extra stretchy, helping to preserve food by covering jars, dishes or bowls.

Silicone food wraps covering varying sizes of bowls.

We hope this list of reusable food wrap options will help you on your journey to more natural living as it has helped us in ours.

Interested in more DIY reusable food wrap?

Do you have any cotton tees laying around? Soon we’ll be sharing a tutorial for upcycling a t-shirt into a simple no-sew produce bag.

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