Drop in to the Material Archive for this free, hands-on workshop to create a reusable beeswax wrap.
What is completely compostable, washable and can be rewaxed if needed to top your bottle of wine, carry home your bread or can even be used as a biodegradable straw? Beeswax wrap is a sustainable alternative to plastic wrap and other single-use plastics. Traditional plastic wrap is very difficult to recycle and most often ends up in landfill or in the ocean where it will possibly leach chemicals and take decades to degrade.
In this workshop, Science Gallery Dublin will provide the materials and direction you need to infuse cotton with food-grade beeswax perfect to pack a lunch, wrap your shampoo bar or bundle a bouquet. Wax wraps have so many uses and can easily be folded into makeshift bowls, water vessels and many other objects with some simple folding skills. We are reusing old cotton t-shirts for this workshop as one t-shirt takes 2,700 litres of water to make, which equates to drinking water for one person for two years!