FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE RE:WRAPS?
A reusable plastic free food wrap. They are convenient, versatile and easy to use and virtually eliminate the need for cling film and sandwich bags. Use them to:
- cover bowls in your fridge or picnic;
- wrap round cheese, bread, fruit and vegetables to keep them fresher for longer;
- pack snacks in your lunchbox.
re:wraps keep food fresh longer than cling film - they are breathable and have natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties thanks to the beeswax and jojoba oil. So not only are you reducing your plastic waste but you can also reduce your good waste.
HOW DO I USE MY RE:WRAP?
Simply use the warmth and pressure of your hands to wrap and seal over a bowl/plate or item of food/produce. The wrap will hold its shape when it cools creating a seal.
Then simply wash and reuse again and again.
HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY RE:WRAP?
Wash re:wraps like a plate using lukewarm soapy water (hot water can melt the wax!) between each use and leave to drip dry.
Store them away from direct heat and sun. We like to fold them up in a drawer!
Do not get them hot!
- No microwaving, ovening or dishwashing.
- Let food cool before wrapping.
HOW LONG WILL MY RE:WRAP LAST?
Your re:wraps can last up to a year if treated kindly.
Over time your re:wrap may develop some creases (a bit like we develop wrinkles!). To refresh your re:wrap you can pop it in a low oven (around 100 degrees) on some greaseproof paper for a few minutes.
At the end of your re:wrap's life, either pop on the compost heap or use as a fire lighter! To use as a fire lighter simply cut your re:wrap into strips and roll into small balls.
WHEN SHOULD I NOT USE MY RE:WRAP?
re:wraps don’t like heat so always let food cool before using them. And don’t put them in the microwave, oven or dishwasher!
We also recommend that you don’t use your re:wraps with raw meat or fish.
WHY DOES MY RE:WRAP FEEL STICKY?
The pine resin in your re:wrap helps to make it work just like it is meant to. They need to be a bit sticky to help them ‘cling’. When you first you receive your re:wraps they may feel a bit sticky to touch. This will reduce over time as you use them.
WILL THE BEESWAX SMELL AFFECT MY FOOD?
Your re:wraps may smell quite strongly of beeswax when you first receive them. This won’t pass onto your food and the smell will reduce over time.
WILL FOOD STAIN MY RE:WRAP?
Foods that typically stain clothing (e.g. beetroot, tomatoes, etc) will also stain your re:wrap. It doesn’t affect their use but if you prefer your re:wraps unmarked its best to avoid direct content with these types of food. Or you could keep a re:wrap or two specially for this purpose!
HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR RE:WRAPS?
We make all our re:wraps by hand in The Cotswolds. As such each re:wrap is individual and will contain natural variations. We try to make them as smooth as possible but if you have any issues please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make it right.
WHAT ARE RE:WRAPS MADE FROM?
Green Bumble re:wraps are made from organic cotton, sustainably sourced natural beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil and printed with low impact paints and inks.
WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR MATERIALS?
We try to make sure that all of our materials (and everything we do for that matter) is ethically and sustainably sourced. We buy organic where we can; source our beeswax from The Local Honey Man https://localhoneyman.co.uk/ (who support and maintain bee communities in London) as well as from our local beekeepers; recycle interior fabric offcuts for our packaging and consider the impact of our actions at each step in our process to try to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as we can.
ARE RE:WRAPS GOOD FOR BEES?
Beekeeping practices lie on a spectrum from industrial scale beekeeping to bee conservation. Balanced beekeeping promotes a bee-centred approach to hive management, emphasises bee welfare and encourages the natural behaviour of bees. Honey and beeswax are taken only when plentiful. We only work with organisations and individuals who balance saving bee populations with the harvesting of their products and as such re:wraps are good for bees as the sale of the beeswax helps to fund further investment in bee populations.