Buzzcloth is not about sustainable food preservation, or wrapping up your sandwich. Of course it is. But it's so much more than that.
We want to make a tangible difference to the planet, and by kicking our plastic habit, we think we can do that. And we can help others do the same.
And who knew that breaking an addiction could be so rewarding and fun ? :)
We are actively supporting WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) in their #NotWhaleFood campaign. Such a great organisation, and some wonderful folks doing amazing work.
We will also be stepping up our support for bee conservation in the coming months. It's critical that we raise awareness of the trouble our bees in. If we run out of bees, we are all in trouble. Mega trouble. And that's why we won't be making a vegan wrap. We believe that the higher the demand for beeswax, the better for the bees. We need to keep bees and their welfare top-of-mind.
Over the last few years since we began, we have supported a bunch of people with free wraps and try to spread love where-ever we go.
On a product level, our production costs are higher than average, as we insist on using the highest quality raw materials:
Our cotton cloth is GOTS-certified - this ensures that the people who make the cloth are looked after, and that there is minimal chemical processing.
We use only natural, un-patterned cloth for the same reason. Patterns require ink, labour and chemicals.
Our packaging for our online sales is minimalist (one envelope for product and address), recycled and unprinted, except for a stamp that uses eco-friendly ink.
For larger orders, we use biodegradable packaging, rather than degradable or recyclable. This is the most eco-friendly packaging currently as degradable plastic is still petroleum-based, and breaks down to beads. Recyclable is also a tricky one as recycling plants are not able to recycle all recyclable plastics (it depends on the technology available in your area) so there are recyclable plastics that end up in landfill. For example, black plastic is recyclable, but not currently recycled in the UK, ending up in landfill (so don't buy ready-made food in black plastic containers!)
Our beeswax is certified food-grade, and comes from backyard farmers in Africa. We love this idea because we are supporting real people to earn a living (and they really look after their bees)
We hope you love our product and the planet as much as we do!