If you love the Planet, kick clingfilm out of your heart and kitchen!
Clingfilm is made from petroleum products and by not using it you are cutting use of fossil fuels and a small but important contribution to landfill, says Richard Ehrlich in his book The Green Kitchen.
He has had the same roll of clingfilm for around four years and has hardly used any of it. We too can follow suit he feels.
The only time we might miss clingfilm is when we are cooking in the microwave since it is a nice means of sealing a microwaveable dish, he notes. But a plate makes a perfectly good seal. He says he is living proof that clingfilm is simply unnecessary and if you give it up you won’t miss it!
In fact I have myself never used clingfilm and I use my microwave very often! I consider it my best lover in the kitchen! I use plates only to cover the dishes I put in it!