Plastic pollution is not a gimmick or conspiracy theory as some people might still think. Numbers speak for themselves – we are drowning in plastic and there are no lifeguards to come to the rescue. In fact, we are supposed to be lifeguards of nature when it can no longer help itself. According to WWF’s report, in 2016, production of plastic reached 396 million metric tons which is equivalent to 53 kilograms of plastic for each person on the planet and the number is dangerously increasing. Keeping in mind that 75% of plastic ever produced is already waste, you can probably assume where all of this is going – to our nature. Plastic is rapidly entering the food we eat and the air we breathe.

With lots of information about environmental issues, news about social campaigns, feel-good stories of people making a positive change and business and government accountability flooding the media, there is still so much we can do to conserve the natural environment we highly depend on and reduce threats the Earth is facing at an unprecedented rate. Starting with ourselves, of course. So it’s always a pleasure to shine a spotlight on people who not only follow an eco-friendly lifestyle but help others to change their habits for the better.

There are many innovative approaches on how we can reduce the usage of plastic in our daily lives by replacing it with 100% natural, organic and harmless alternatives like beeswax. L’embeillage (or Beeswrap) is an eco-friendly packaging made from beeswax by a French company.

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L’embeillage replaces single-use food packaging like plastic bags or films and promotes the zero-waste movement. It’s handcrafted from the miracle of beehive, beeswax from the Normandy beekeeping cooperative, bio-absorbable cotton, pine resin from the Landes and organic hemp oil from Brittany. Non-toxic, reusable and biodegradable packaging can be washed, hence it has a life-span of about one year. Beewax makes the beewarp waterproof and breathable and has antibacterial and preservative properties that contribute to less food waste. In addition to its ecological value and food preservation qualities, the packaging has beautiful and fun designs.

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24-year-old Quentin came up with the idea of eco-friendly packaging after a trip to Australia where he met a family which replaced plastic in their household with beeswraps. Back in France, he decided to follow their example and develop his own recipe of a perfect beeswrap from organic French ingredients. Quentin has always been aware of preservation of bees because of his beekeeper father and is very concerned about environmental issues caused by our consumption habits, so he’s convinced that even a small change in our day-to-day life can have a big impact on our planet.

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