You’ve swapped plastic grocery store bags for reusable cloth totes. You haven’t purchased bottled water in years. You even bring your own bamboo drinking straw to parties. But is plastic food-storage wrap your sustainability Achilles’ heel?

Then check out the bevy of new brands crafting reusable food wrap from beeswax-coated cotton fabric. Made by melting nontoxic beeswax (and sometimes jojoba oil and tree resin) into the fabric fibers, the cloth becomes pliable in the warmth of your hands. Use it just like plastic wrap around half an avocado, a bowl of cherries, a baguette or anything else to protect food, ward off mold and keep food from drying out. Each beeswax cloth can be washed by hand in warm water and hung to dry and lasts for about a year.

Another welcome difference between plastic wrap and beeswax cloth: a slightly honeyed scent that wafts from the cloth during use. We love it!

Try it out:

Abeego Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap, Medium

This beeswax wrap protects food from air and moisture, and mimics natural and porous lemon peel and onion skin to let your food breathe. 

Khala Cloths Multi Pack

Preserve food by wrapping it with this beeswax wrap and sealing with the warmth of your hands. The blend of organic beeswax, coconut oil, and natural tree resin created for Khala Cloths will adhere to itself, keeping food fresh until you are ready to use it again.