Cling Film has been a kitchen essential for many years. However, this single-use plastic can take hundreds of years to degrade and can leak chemicals into groundwater.
The good news is that Cling Film replacements are really easy to find and use. Alternatives don’t even have to cost any money- a saucer can be an effective way to cover leftover food in a bowl.
If you are looking for specific alternatives to Cling Film, we’ve provided a few great options below.
We are recent converts to Beeswax Wraps and we love them. We bought a pack of BeeBee Beeswax wraps which are ethically and sustainably made from cotton grower through to production. These wax wraps are great at keeping food fresh. We use them to wrap cheese, half-used fruit or veg, packets of ham, to cover bowls of leftovers plus more!
Vegan Food Wrap
Free from plastic and free from palm oil, this food wrap kitchen pack from The Vegan Food Wrap Company is the eco-friendly way to save your ingredients for later. Each one is made from organic cotton and is coated in different types of wax, as well as jojoba oil and pine resin to help retain freshness.
National Trust Vegan Wax Wrap
The Beeswax Wrap Co hand makes all their wraps in the UK. This Vegan wrap is made from organic jojoba oil, pine resin, GMO-free and sumac wax, sunflower wax, rice bran wax and hydrogenated castor oil. A proportion of sales from every wrap goes to the National Trust.
Emma Bridgewater Beeswax Wrap
Made by The Beeswax Wrap Co in collaboration with Emma Bridgewater, these Bees and Butterfly collection features two designs that encapsulate Emma Bridgwater’s well-known style. Handmade in the UK using locally sourced British Beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and pine resin.
Silicone Stretch Lids
We have seen many positive reviews of Silicone lids. These lids are designed to stretch over various sized containers. Although they are made of plastic, they are multi-use, which is a better option than Cling Film.
Glass Storage Containers
These glass fridge storage containers are made of durable glass with a plastic lid. Flap closures snap into place to keep contents fresh. Perfect for leftovers or cooking ahead. They are safe to use in the fridge and freezer and microwave or oven safe to 400 degrees, so storing and heating food is simple every time.
Spaza Fabric Elasticated Food Covers
Spaza’s lovely Fabric Dish Covers with elasticated edges are made from breathable, recyclable cotton, with hand-printed designs inspired by South African flowers. Elegant, easy to use, washable and reusable, they mean you’ll never have to fiddle about with film or foil ever again. These are great for covering bowls of various sizes.
We hope you like these alternatives to Cling Film to help you reduce single-use plastic waste.
Keep an eye on our Kitchen category for more great options.