Bees Wrap variety pack full size image, Lakelands

10 eco-friendly alternatives to clingfilm

From beeswax wraps to colourful sandwich bags, check out our favourite reusable swaps for single-use plastic clingfilm

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.

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Best reusable alternatives to clingfilm

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Luckies of London Insulated Bag, £11.95, Amazon

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.

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Luckies of London Insulated Bag, Amazon

Bee’s Wrap Reusable Food Wraps, £19.95, Ocado

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.

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Bees Wrap variety pack, Lakelands

If You Care Paper Snack and Sandwich Bags, £3.99, Waitrose

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.

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If you care paper snack and sandwich bags, Waitrose

Stasher Silicone Sandwich Bag, £12.99, Amazon

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.

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Stasher Silicone Sandwich Pouches, £12.99, Amazon

Phyles Reusable Silicone Stretch Lids, £9.39, Amazon

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.

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PHYLES Reusable Paper sandwich bags, Amazon

Reusable Paper Sandwich Bag, £12, National Trust

Made from 100% natural fibres, we love the classic, retro look of this sturdy, recyclable number that’s perfect for lunch-hour picnics.

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National Trust Reusable Paper Sandwich Bag,

 


Fabric Elasticated Food Covers, £19.99/set of 4, Lakeland

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.

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Fabric Elasticated Food Covers – set of 4, £19.99, Lakeland

 


Keep Leaf Large Reusable Baggie, £6, Not On The High Street

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.

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Keep Leaf Large Baggie, £6, Not On The High Street

SnackJacket Sandwich and Snack Bag Set, £10.99/set of 2, Amazon

We love the jazzy designs of these double-lined waterproof bags. Plus, SnackJacket plant a tree every time one of their products is purchased.

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SnackJacket Reusable Sandwich & Snack Bags, Set of 2, Currently priced at £9.99

Russbe Reusable Snack Bags, £8.99/pack of 8, Lakeland

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.

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Russbe Snack Bag