Ahh cling wrap, we aren’t sure whether we hate to love you or love to hate you! Preventing against spills and splatters, cling wrap brilliantly preserves food, seals in necessary moisture and is always the right size. Cling wraps versatility has rendered it a staple not only in commercial kitchens but households around the world. Unfortunately, there is a downside. Traditional cling wraps are the epitome of ‘single use plastic’, difficult to recycle, made using toxic chemicals and difficult to break down.
Like other non-recyclables, cling film is destined to end up in landfill as a best case scenario, or polluting the land or ocean as a worst. In landfill or as general litter, cling wrap retains its form, releasing harmful chemicals for countless years against the changing conditions and posing a threat to wildlife.
Some Scary Statistics:
- Since it’s uptake in the early 50’s cling wrap has contributed enormously to the wider plastic pollution crisis
- Even when plastic wrap is recycled, it poses unique threats & issues. When it ends up in landfills or incinerators, both PVC and PVDC can release a highly toxic chemical called dioxin, according to the World Health Organization.
- Plastic wrap is rarely recycled because it can clog machinery
- When it eventually does break down, it forms tiny micro plastics that animals & sea life mistake for food
At Marinucci, sustainability is top of mind in everything we do. We want our products to meet your food protection needs today, while minimising the impact on our planet tomorrow. We’re excited to introduce our new EcoCling biodegradable cling film. Ideal for foodservice, this strong and reliable
film comes with an easy-glide cutter bar making food preparation a breeze.
Designed for commercial and individual use, EcoCling boasts the same performance & benefits as traditional cling film while being far more sustainable! EcoCling is landfill biodegradable (designed to break down in the presence of the microorganisms found within landfills).
EcoCling has officially landed but is expected to fly out of stock, so be quick and shop now. Sign-up to our mailing list to be updated on our upcoming sustainable product offerings.
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