Plastic-free alternative to cling-film
Ditch the single-use plastic wrap for good with our set of stretch silicone lids. The perfect alternative to cling-film, these lids will keep your food fresher for longer with their airtight seal.
Ideal for covering bowls, cans, jars, and cut fruit and veg like melon or onion. Easy to use, easy to clean, and reusable.
- Set of 6 different sizes (6.5cm, 9.5cm, 11.5cm, 14.5cm, 16.5cm, 20.5cm)
- Made from food-grade silicone
- Freezer and microwave safe
- Dishwasher safe (top shelf)
- Fits all shapes not just circular
- Designed to last
Why We Love Them
These silicone lids are the answer to our cling-film-hating dreams! They reduce single-use plastic waste and help to reduce food waste (which is also a massive environmental issue) by keeping food fresh. Use them to cover leftovers to be stored in the fridge or freezer, or to cover a bowl before placing it in the microwave.
Cling film was first discovered in the 1930s and became popular in the post-war era. The molecules of the materials that cling film are made from (PVDC, PVC, and polyethylene) bind together so tightly, they are nearly impenetrable by oxygen and water molecules. This makes cling film super effective at saving your food... but it has a dark side. It is difficult to recycle because it clogs machines, meaning it is rarely recycled, it contains toxic chemicals such as plasticizers like phthalates and DEHA (diethylhexyl adipate). And when cling film ends up in landfill or the marine environment, it adds to the plastic waste problem, it can release a highly toxic chemical called dioxin into the environment and harms marine animals that mistake it for food.
There are so many reasons to ditch the plastic wrap! Why not use a wax food wrap
for lunchboxes and grab a set of these lids for your kitchen.. better for your health and better for the planet!
GREEN ISLAND CO
"My name is Sheenagh and I am the founder of Green Island. I’m originally from London but these days I live in Essex with my two gorgeous boys and our Cockapoo Barney. It was during my Yoga Teacher Training not so long ago, surrounded by an amazing bunch of earth conscious women that I started to look at the daily choices I was making regarding my single use plastic consumption. I began making small changes at home which seemed to have a ripple effect when I told my friends and family. One problem I kept coming across when ordering products for myself was they were arriving in huge amounts of plastic wrap and packaging. I was horrified. I was buying eco friendly products but they were contributing to the problem. And so Green Island was born. I wanted to create a stylish, high quality, reasonably priced range of products that would help people make the switch to a more plastic-free life. I wanted to package those products in a sustainable way, which means you won’t see any plastic in our packaging when your orders arrive. I also wanted to give back which is why we have partnered with One Tree Planted and will plant a tree for every single order at Green Island. Finally, I wanted to create a community of like-minded people. Somewhere to share tips and ideas to help inspire others to start making little changes of their own towards living a more plastic-free life. I still have a long way to go on my plastic-free journey. We are all forever students. One major thing my yoga course taught me is that when people come together with a common passion for something, amazing things can happen!"