The war on plastic has been constantly on the news for years. Our oceans are filling up with waste, animals are suffering, beaches are being destroyed and, ultimately, the health of us humans is in danger, too. We get it.

The real question is: how can we keep living our daily lives with ease, without trashing the planet? As many of you already know, it is harder said than done. 

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Eco-Friendly wraps for the kitchen.

In fact, when the economy thrives on plastic-wrapped products and single-use plastic containers, living a waste-free life and avoiding plastic are no easy tasks.

There have been many complaints and petitions signed, addressing Australian supermarkets like Woolworths and Coles, in a plea to stop the food industry giants from excessive plastic packaging. Indeed, that would seem like the most logical step to take after the ban on plastic bags.

While we wait for the system to change, however, you can use these 3 tips to start avoiding the issue of plastic. 

1. Buy local products. Not only it sustains small local businesses, but it also cuts the polluting costs of packaging and transportation. 

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Support local entrepreneurs with SisterWorks.

2. Make your choices count, influencing the market by selecting eco-friendly options. For example, choosing fresh, package-free products over processed food and packaged vegetables at supermarkets.

3. DIY kitchen tools. If you have the time and patience, you can make your own kitchen tools out of natural, healthy products and save yourself from the plastic nightmare. 

A new initiative from SisterWorks is appositely designed to help you get rid of one of the most discussed, and yet most common, plastic tools used in our kitchens: clingfilm. 

Sustainable driven business and eco-friendly shops now offer beeswax wraps (get them from the SisterWorks shop). These kitchen helpers do a great job preserving the food, they are washable, reusable and, best of all, they are made of natural ingredients that do not impact food quality.

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Learn how to make your own beeswax wraps.

Buying this kind of product from social enterprises like SisterWorks, means not only a step forward to a more sustainable way of living, but also it’s a good opportunity to support local businesses and entrepreneurs working for a greater good.

Daria Impiombato is a freelance journalist in Melbourne, Australia. She is now interning at SisterWorks and contributing to the blog’s content.

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