As sustainable packaging becomes a buzz word in the industry, even small, independent packaging retailers are getting involved. Bee’s Wrap, a Vermont company dedicated to eco-friendly food storage, has created a paper product made of organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. This product is intended for the storage of fresh food as an alternative to plastic wrap. Identified only as Sarah in a press release, the mother of three and inventor of Bee’s Wrap explains her inspiration for the packaging:
“Good food has always been central to our home life here in Vermont. We grow and preserve most of our vegetables, we milk goats, raise sheep, pigs, and chickens. Our family life revolves around the garden and kitchen. But all of this food needed to be kept fresh, and growing concerns about our environment and the health safety of plastic made conventional plastic wrap no longer a viable option for food storage.”
Bee’s Wrap first unveiled its innovation at this year’s Natural Products Expo East trade show and has been announced as a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Contest.
While being marketed as an in-home product, alternative food packaging options like these are being sought after by major manufacturers seeking to revolutionize the industry.