Hi, I'm Crystal Charles, founder of Beehold. I'd like to share with you how I got wrapped up in this business (excuse the pun!)
As a mother and wife, the home is where I make the greatest impact on the environment, as well as role modelling for my daughter. I look for ways we can reduce our waste throughout our home, such as using bamboo cloths in the kitchen, microfibre cleaning with water, using soap nuts for washing and choosing natural rather than synthetic fibres, where possible.The one thing I couldn't work out for a while, though was kitchen storage. Glass containers were taking a lot of room in the fridge, yet I didn't want to use plastic wrap. I bought a reusable bag for snacks but found it had a plastic lining and wasn't air tight. Oh the joy when I discovered bacteria-resistant food wraps! I love that they are made from natural biodegradable materials and flexibly fit around any item. The best thing - they can be reused over and over.
Environment conservation has always been close to my heart. I grew up in the 80s (picture leg-warmers, fluro and rollerskates). Plastic was already in every household, and your kitchen wasn't complete without its collection of name-brand plastic containers you got from hosting a party. Coincidently, recycling and waste-management were taught in school.
I'm sure that many, like myself thought that the simple solution for plastic was to reuse or recycle. However, gradually, more single use plastic items have come into our lives, including cling film, plastic bags, food packaging and water bottles. Although Australian's recycle almost 60% of all plastics, the amount that goes to landfill is still staggering and is damaging our environment to a great extent.
If you want to read up on the extent of plastic waste and it's impacts, check out some of the links I've posted below.
I believe small steps, taken by many at once, might be the solution to our seas of waste. Help spread the word and we can make it happen.
Turtle eats plastic. Photo Source: Greenhouse Carbon Neutral Fdn
Sharing a love of nature with my daughter.
Further reading about plastic waste
SIMPLE. SUSTAINABLE. BEEUTIFUL.
Use wraps to replace the cling film, sandwich bags, snack bags, even food bags that you'd normally use at home or at the market. They stick around most objects and to themselves with a little warmth from your hands. Wash in luke warm water and you're set to wrap again.
Our designs vary, but we choose gorgeous quality fabrics in fun designs such as nostalgic country kitsch, comics, and retro. It'll be a joy to open your fridge or lunch and see the colours pop at you.
*Customer pays return postage. Proof of purchase required. Limited to one free renewal per wrap.