Reusable Sandwich Wrapper
Sandwich wrappers with a social conscience. They reduce single-use clingfilm, keep lunches fresh and also help rehabilitate prisoners at Kilmarnock prison!
These food wraps are something of a departure for us because they do contain plastics - but let us explain.
Re-wrap-it reusable sandwich wraps are created by a Glasgow mom who wanted something easy-care and fun for her kid's lunches but that also reduced her reliance on single-use clingfilm, tinfoil and food bags. They were such a hit with her children that her business took off and she needed a way to increase production. She wanted to do this in a socially conscious way.
To this end, inmates at nearby Kilmarnock prison now help with sewing the products and in return, learn a new skill, gain a qualification and get paid for their work.
We just love the social and environmental ethos behind these products and of course, the fact that they are made right here in Scotland is an added bonus for us as it reduces carbon footprint related to transport. But for now, back to the plastic.
The plastic liner used is Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) that conforms to EU Regulations 2015/174 in regards to being safe to use with food. LDPE is widely recycled.
The idea behind the use of plastic was to make something super quick and easy to wipe down when the kids hand you their messy lunch boxes at the end of the school day so you can quickly crack on with making their dinner. As much as we love wax wraps, we know from speaking to some of our customers that they aren't for everyone and for us, these are an option for those looking to get started with reducing reliance on clingfilm and tinfoil.
Now, are these going to be for everyone? Given the plastic content, probably not. But if you are just starting out on your journey to reducing your environmental footprint, here are the reasons we think they are great:
- Significantly reduce reliance on single-use clingfilm, tinfoil and food bags for packed lunches. Perfect for those just dipping their toes in the water of reusable food wraps.
- Made locally in Scotland which helps keep the carbon footprint associated with transport to a minimum
- Helps inmates to learn new skills, gain qualifications and earn an income to help rehabilitate them.
- They are designed to last for years with proper care but at the end of their useful life, the plastic can be recycled.