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Honey Wrap Workshops - Plastic Free Wanaka

12 July 2017

It’s Plastic Free July; congratulations to everyone giving it a go this year and taking their own containers and reusable bags to the shops. Local shops are really going out of their way to support
their customers’ efforts to go single use plastic free.

Go Wanaka!

To celebrate, Plastic Bag Free Wanaka are running Honey Wrap workshops. Honey wraps are your cute
wee friends when you want to find an alternative to cling film. Made from organic beeswax and cotton, they can be wiped clean and reused for months.

They are healthy too, as there is no plasticising chemicals rubbing up against your food. Honey wraps can wrap up pretty much anything in a school lunch, for example, sandwiches, crackers or cut up apples. They’re also great for fridge storage.

You don’t need to spend heaps of money to buy them; come and learn how to make them yourself! You’ll take away your own honey wrap to help you break the cling film habit along with the knowhow to make your own at home. All equipment will be provided, just bring yourselves. Free entry, koha welcome; see Plastic Bag Free Wanaka Facebook page for workshop times.

Photo: Workshop organiser and PBFW committee member Caro McFarland pegs up some freshly made
honey wraps. Photo credit: Anna van Riel.