I enjoy cooking and whipping up easy to prepare wholesome meals, made with our beautiful fresh local produce.  I haven’t enjoyed having to cover it with petroleum based cling film full of toxic phthalates and chemicals linked to cancers, hormone, and oestrogen problems though. And now I don’t need to as I’ve switched over to using our new BioBag cling film.

It’s the first food safe cling film…ever. Based on renewable raw materials BioBag cling film is made from GE (GMO) free plant and natural materials and biodegradable polymer, without toxic plasticizers or additives that can transfer to foods. Compostable and biodegradable to European EN13432 and American ASTM D6400 standards.

These standards require greater than 60C temperature to compost, home composts however are usually less than 60C so it will take longer than the 180 days to compost in home compost.

As well as being food safe, human safe and better for the environment, after use it can be disposed of with food scraps for composting.  I find that just burying it straight into the garden with the rest of our food scraps is also a good way to go. By the time I’ve worked through the vege patch, and get back to the start again, it’s disappeared along with all the rest of the organic scraps.

BioBag cling film can be used for all kinds of foods, including those with high fat and acid content, which is not always the case for traditional cling films. This new cling film also reduces climate change gas emissions, energy consumption and the use of non-renewable resources… convenience without guilt.

A unique feature is its good moisture transmission, allowing foods to remain fresher longer without ‘sweating’, while still providing excellent protection against microorganisms and deterioration of food caused by exposure to oxygen. Friendlypak BioBag cling film’s high odour barrier prevents transmission of odours to other foods. Good technical characteristics in terms of strength, puncture and tear resistance make this film equal to or better than traditional cling films but with a unique feature, the ability to tear in a straight line, speeding handling and eliminating the need for a pack cutter.

BioBag Cling Film also has very good elasticity and adhesion to itself, glass and ceramics. It will remain cohered in the freezer or microwave but loses some of its ability to re-adhere if reused especially from the freezer

There is one limitation however, being biodegradable it does have a limited shelf life so will deteriorate after a year or so, therefore it is best to purchase what you need rather than carry stocks.

It’s fantastic to be able to use cling film throughout the kitchen, and then be able to chuck it in the food scrap bin and put it out with the rest of the compost, its cool stuff.

www.friendlypak.co.nz

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