Reusable sandwich wraps and bags are alternatives to plastic bags (often made from clingfilm, which is polluting to produce and nearly impossible to recycle). As most have a waterproof lining, wipe-clean to avoid microplastics escaping the machine, or if laundering, use a microplastic catch bag. You can often double-them-up to use as place mats, say if you’re eating in the park or at a picnic bench. Then just wrap up, and wipe clean when you’re home. This organic cotton food wrap is available in a variety of prints, including denim chambray.
Keep your lunch box away from pets due to toxic ingredients (garlic, onion, leeks, chives, green potatoes/onions etc). Never give stale bread/croutons to birds as it can hoke, and fatty leftovers can affect insulation/waterproofing of feathers.
Tabitha Eve Sandwich Wrap is made from cotton and food-safe PUL, to keep sandwiches fresh. You can also double it up as a wipeable place mat, for eating at your desk or on a picnic. In four patterns: owls, cats, flower garden or surprise. Care instructions – wash cool, do not tumble dry.
Vesta Living Gingham Sandwich Wrap can be washed and reused 300 times. Available in a wide range of pretty colours and designs. Made from organic cotton and food-safe PUL.
Helen Round Reusable Snack Bags have a handy cotton tie closure, ideal for when transporting food out and about. Her Linen Snack Bags are made in Cornwall from flax plant, locally made by artisans. In several pretty colours and designs. It is made with pure linen and a waterproof lining.