The single-use nature of clingfilm means many of us are turning to more sustainable options for everyday use. Check out our top zero-waste, recyclable and reusable alternatives.
Best reusable alternatives to clingfilm
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This durable paper bag is a tear-resistant, waterproof bit of kit with magnetic roll-top fastenings and an insulated wipe-clean interior – perfect for storing food in the fridge or for packed lunches.
Organic cotton fabric is infused with beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin to create a washable, compostable alternative to clingfilm. Use warm hands to mould around food items and simply wash with cool water and soap after use. Beeswax wraps can last up to a year and can be re-waxed to further extend their lifespan.
These versatile bags can be used to store dry ingredients at home, such as potatoes or a loaf of bread, but are also great for on the go. Each set contains three sizes for different uses, so pack up sandwiches for a picnic and simply fold to seal. The bags are in colourful patterns and might be stiff when first used, but soften up once used and shaped a few times.
Made from the unbleached pulp of Scandinavian spruce trees (a renewable resource), these compostable bags are greaseproof so you can carry sarnies without fear of leaks and stains.
As well as being freezer and dishwasher safe, this versatile reusable pouch can be used in the oven and microwave, or even to boil and sous vide food.
These silicone lids are very malleable and designed to stretch around bowls, glassware, pans or food stuffs to create a hygienic seal – making them perfect for storing leftovers of differing shapes and sizes.
Made from 100% natural fibres, we love the classic, retro look of this sturdy, recyclable number that’s perfect for lunch-hour picnics.
Spaza’s elegant fabric dish covers feature hand-printed designs inspired by South African flowers. Made from breathable recycled cotton, each cover has an elasticated bottom for fitting around containers of varying sizes. These are machine-washable so can be reused over and over again.
This envelope-like pouch has a water-resistant lining and folds down small so it doesn’t take up space after use. It’s also low maintenance – just rinse or pop in the washing machine to clean.
We love the jazzy designs of these double-lined waterproof bags. Plus, SnackJacket plant a tree every time one of their products is purchased.
These washable snack bags have a locking zip-seal to keep their contents fresh and are the perfect size for carrying nuts, crisps, fruits and other nibbles. The bags are dishwasher safe and freezer safe.