Some of the plastic wrap I see doesn’t have a number of it. Can I put any plastic wraps, even those without numbers, in the drop-off bin at stores like Kroger or Walmart? ~Can’t Find A Number

Dear Can’t Find A Number,

No, your plastic wrap should not be put in a store drop-off bin, like Kroger or Walmart, unless the wrap has a #2 or #4 in the recycle symbol or a How2Recycle Label on it. Some plastic wraps have ingredients in them that can contaminate wrap recycling. If the wrap doesn’t have a recycle number or a recycle label, the safest thing to do is to throw it in the trash. When in doubt, throw it out.

There is a new environmentally friendly product I just heard about – Beeswax wrap. Do you know anything about it? ~A Reader

Dear Reader,

Beeswax wraps are a sustainable alternative to plastic wrap. They come in various sizes: small, medium and large, as well as a bread wrap that is 17” x 23”. These wraps can be used to wrap food such as cheese, sandwiches, snacks, or bread. However, they are not suitable for hot foods or meat. They can be placed on top of a bowl or jar, as you would plastic wrap. Using only the warmth of your hands, Beeswax wraps can be molded and shaped around food or the top of a bowl or container. Wash the wraps in warm or cool water, dry and reuse. Don’t use hot water as that would melt the wax. The Beeswax wraps are made with organic cotton, sustainably sourced beeswax and natural tree resin. They can be purchased locally at Bella’s in Lewisburg, located at 1017 Washington Street or online. Beeswax wraps really great new sustainable alternative to plastic!