A school business project that aims to help locals change their wasteful habits has gone the extra mile, adding several clever features to beeswax wraps.
Reusable beeswax wrap is becoming increasingly popular as a replacement for plastic wrap, which is used once and then ends up in landfill. The Kingsway Year 13 students chose it for their Young Enterprise Scheme project because they wanted to make and sell a product that benefits the environment.
The students make their organic wraps in four different sizes and 13 different fabric designs. Each Beehold wrap has a wooden button attached by a cord to help hold the wrap in place. They come with paper tags with washing and care instructions – the tags are impregnated with wildflower seeds and can be planted in the garden. The wraps, button and cord are fully compostable.
Sharon Zheng of Beehold says the group is donating eight percent of its profit to the charity Our Seas Our Future.
The wraps will be sold at local markets as well as online. Updates regarding markets will be posted on the Beehold Facebook and Instagram pages. Info and orders: beehold.mystorbie.com/