Single Use Plastic Reduction

Single use plastic reduction is in the news a lot these days. As well it should be. All my life I have thought about plastic and its dangers. This isn’t to say that I don’t use it… or even that I avoid plastic – I often feel that those in charge need to make less, make it illegal to make non-recyclable plastic etc… this is all true… but I do recognise that we, as consumers have a role to play. At times I am conscientious. At times I am lazy.

At The Kitchen Table, myself and my truly wonderful staff are often discussing our own practice, personally and as a business. I know that as a small catering company, we do more than most. This has made me a little arrogant! There are times we use plastic and I ‘forgive’ it as there are so many more times when we don’t.

We tupperware most foods and use cling film so rarely I buy a roll less than 4 times a year! However, why not do more? Why not strive to reduce our single-use-plastic use further?

To that end, I put out a call on Facebook, asking if anyone could come and teach me and my staff how to make our own beeswax wraps. That call-out garnered much interest and I realised others wanted to learn too!! So, I have booked Lizzy, from Make at 140 to run a workshop at the unit!

We are hosting a beeswax wrap making course in collaboration with @makeat140 on the 26th November. PERFECT #Christmasgift idea!

#WaxFoodWrap Workshop 

#Plastic is all around us and we need to do what we can to help stop the use of excess plastic and especially #singleuseplastic. “

Lizzy says; “I would like to do my bit and show you how to make your own Beeswax food wrap. These food wraps are made from a piece of cotton fabric and natural beeswax. They can then be used and reused for up to a year to cover, wrap and hold food.

They are designed to be wiped clean with cool water and a small amount of detergent so that they can then be re-used.

These wraps are made with only beeswax, shop bought wraps also mixed with Pine resin and Jojoba oil to give them more of a stickiness.

During this #workshop we will be making 4 fabric wraps each, using either the beeswax or the #vegan#soyawax which is our vegan alternative to the#beeswax. We will have a lovely selection of fabrics for you to choose form but if you have some at home you’d like to use make sure it is washed and 100% cotton and bring it along.”

Just £17 for the morning!

We will supply: Fabric, wax, templates, pencils, rulers, tea, coffee, homemade cake and a lovely space to work in.

You will need to bring: Cotton fabric if you have a specific one you love

Time and date: 26th November, 10am – 12 noon.
At: The Kitchen Table, unit 6 Burke Rd, Totnes TQ9 5XL.

Please EMAIL sima@thekitchentable.org.uk to book your place – places are limited to make sure you book soon to secure your spot (let me know if you have any dietary requirements for the cake)!

 

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