This stylish cotton sandwich/food wrap is a great alternative to disposable plastic bags and wrap. Ideal for sandwiches, snacks, travel and storage, it is designed with the environment in mind, promoting reusable, sustainable materials and reducing the amount of toxins and wastage going into landfill and soil.
On one side it has printed cotton (or natural organic cotton), and on the other a water resistant polyester liner which helps keep the food inside fresh. Just unfold, pop in a sandwich, bagel or anything else you fancy, fold up and secure with the velcro fastenings. When unfolded, it doubles up as a plate/mat - a really useful feature when out and about.
Made through a women’s co-operative in India which gives the opportunity of work to women, allowing them to achieve gender equity and to feel truly empowered.
Wash by hand, in the dishwasher (top rack) or in the washing machine (cold cycle). Lie flat to dry.
Free from lead, phthalates and BPA.
The factory that produces the Keep Leaf baggies is fully committed to being part of The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) - a ground-breaking alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations. They work in partnership to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable workers across the globe who make or grow consumer goods - everything from tea to T-shirts, from flowers to footballs. The companies committed to this initiative adopt a code of labour practice that they expect all their suppliers to work towards. Such codes address issues like wages, hours of work, health and safety and the right to join free trade unions. Keep Leaf will receive their final audit (against the ETI base code) in September 2011.
Reuse is often confused with recycling, but they are really quite different. Reuse in the broadest sense means any activity that lengthens the life of an item. Recycling, on the other hand, is the reprocessing of an item into a new raw material for use in a new product. Why is reuse so important? Because at the same time that it confronts the challenges of waste reduction, reuse also sustains a comfortable quality of life and supports a productive economy. It helps support a sustainable economy in the following ways:
Keeps goods and materials out of the waste stream
Preserves the 'embodied energy' that was originally used to manufacture an item
Reduces the strain on valuable resources, such as fuel, forests and water suppliers.
Creates less air and water pollution then making a new item or recycling.