Less than a fifth of all plastic gets recycled globally. In the U.S. it’s less than 10 percent. A staggering 6.3 billion tons never made it to a recycling bin—a figure that stunned the scientists who crunched the numbers in 2017. Forty percent of plastic is used just once, and it’s choking our waterways. (National Geographic)

There is a growing movement to reduce single use plastic, and this includes plastic wrap. Natural beeswax wraps are a great substitute. They can be expensive to purchase, but they are easy (very easy) to make yourself. And when you make them yourself, you have to freedom to choose fabrics that tickle your fancy or match your kitchen decor.

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Using organic beeswax and jojoba oil and colorful natural-fiber fabrics, make your own beeswax wraps and start reducing your use of disposable plastics.

Learn the easy method, then take it home and make a batch for holiday or birthday gifts. Consider it the plastic-reduction gift that keeps on giving.

Take home three wraps of varying sizes.

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION: Participants are asked to bring a shelf-stable food item (or items) as part of their class fee. These will be donated to the Bellingham Food Bank. Please note, modest donations are most welcome! This is not about quantity so much as reinforcing the idea that we are here to care for one another.