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Biodegradable cling film is now a thing, thanks to Lakeland


It’s eco-friendly at long last (Picture: Lakeland/Metro.co.uk)

Whether it’s to wrap up sandwiches or save half of an avocado, cling film is a kitchen essential.

But the fact that it’s difficult to recycle is problematic.

The good news is that British kitchenware store Lakeland has solved this dilemma, by introducing the first biodegradable cling film.

As well as being perfectly clingy, the compostable film promises to biodegrade within 12 months – making it the first of its kind.

This is because the cling film is made from fossil origin, which means you can pop it on the compost heap once it’s served its purpose.

Available for £3.99, it’s perforated every 30cm for convenience and the packaging is fully recyclable, too. So it’s a win win.

The first of its kind (Picture: Lakeland)

It seems Lakeland has been hard at work researching consumer environmental habits and concerns, and its findings show that people don’t just want to keep recycling, reusing and reducing – they want to go further.

Lakeland chief executive Steve Knights said: ‘We’ve explored how lockdown led to many people discovering a new love of baking, the emergence of the well-being trend, the continued rise in demand for eco-friendly products (including Christmas crackers), and much more.’

Reusable bees wax wrapping has also proved a popular eco-friendly alternative to cling film over recent months, designed to keep food fresh and protected.

It also looks like the stay-at-home message of 2020 has made people a lot more greener. A study from last year shows a third of UK households have become more eco-friendly since the very first lockdown, by doing simple things like turning lights off, recycling more carefully and showering instead of bathing.

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