Friday, June 27, 2014

IOTUT -- Wrap it up

It's Friday's Instead of This, Use This. 

I was 20 when I first moved to Pittsburgh and got a job working at a deli. I took a year off school and managed the store while the owner went to seminary and I even met my late husband there. Jim would come into the deli for lunch every day. I thought it was because he really liked my turkey on a hard roll with a little bit of mayo, but later found out it was really me he liked.

Anyway, it was at Dave's Deli in Mt. Lebanon where I learned to quickly wrap a sandwich using wax paper. After that, wax paper was always my choice for easy wrapping of sandwiches, etc. And it sure beat trying to squeeze a sandwich into a plastic bag. 

Did you know that natural waxed paper is biodegradable and compostable? Automatically, that makes it a better choice than baggies, which stick around in the landfills forever. It is, quite simply, better for the environment. 

If you have trouble finding natural wax paper that isn't made from petro, you can purchase If You Care Wax Paper by clicking this link. And no, this isn't a sponsored post. I just like to lead you to some awesome products sometimes. 

So, the next time you're packing a lunch or a picnic basket, forget the plastic bags and reach for the wax paper. If you're not sure how to wrap a sandwich securely, click here for step-by-step instructions.

Instead of a plastic bag, use wax paper.

Have a good weekend, folks!

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