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What's the Buzz?: Reducing single use plastic at St Paul's

Our Year 5 students have been 'busy bees', coming up with a solution to reduce the amount of single use plastics in lunchboxes and around the school.

The Year 5 Environmental Warriors – after some research into sustainable alternatives to single use plastics such as cling wrap and zip lock bags – decided to make a range sustainable beeswax wraps. 

The students researched how to make the beeswax wraps and are now experts in this eco-friendly pursuit.

The wraps are perfect for wrapping crunch and sip snacks, a sandwich, a piece of fruit or a lunch box treat!

Students simply use the warmth of their hands to mould the wrap into its shape. They then wash with cold, soapy water, drip dry and re-use.

The Year 5 Environmental Warriors have promoted and sold the 'Beez Wrapped' products to the school community as a lunch pack, which includes 3 wraps for $15. 

Story originally published on Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) News.